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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 79

Valur Thrainsson
2 min read

Good morning,

Here below you find the most read articles on CompetitionFeed over the last week.


Vodafone, Liberty Global deal faces full EU antitrust scrutiny - source

Vodafone’s (VOD.L) $21.8 billion proposed acquisition of Liberty Global’s (LBTYA.O) assets in Germany and eastern Europe is likely to face a full EU antitrust investigation, a person familiar with the matter said. Read More.


Does Google harm local search rivals? EU antitrust regulators ask

EU antitrust regulators have asked Google’s rivals if the internet search giant unfairly demotes local search competitors, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters, a move which could lead to a fourth case against the Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit. Read More.

European Commission

Commission clears T-Mobile NL's acquisition of Tele2 NL

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Tele2 NL by T-Mobile NL. Read More.


PayPal / iZettle merger raises competition concerns

The CMA has found that PayPal’s takeover of Swedish start-up iZettle could lead to higher prices or reduce the range of services for customers. Read More.


Bundeskartellamt initiates abuse proceeding against Amazon

The Bundeskartellamt has today initiated an abuse proceeding against Amazon to examine its terms of business and practices towards sellers on its German marketplace Read More.


Two Freight Forwarding Executives Plead Guilty To Fixing Prices

Roberto Dip and Jason Handal pleaded guilty today in Miami, Florida, for their roles in orchestrating a nationwide conspiracy to fix prices for international freight forwarding services, marking the first convictions in this investigation, the Department of Justice announced. Read More.


Series: FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

This series serves as a recap for each hearing of the FTC’s Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century series. Below is a list of our current posts in the series with a link to the complete article. Read More.


Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox (the real one): The Strange Case of the Bundeskartellamt (by Pablo)

Hal Varian
Yesterday I was invited to take part in a round table discussion by the UK’s Digital Competition Expert Panel. Philip Marsden – a beloved speaker at our Chillin’ events – was there in his capacity as member of the panel, together with Jason Furman and Derek McAuley. Read More.

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Competition Law and Fundamental Rights

Jérémie Jourdan
There are few competition cases where the respect for fundamental rights does not come into play. Read More.

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