Update: the prior notification of a concentration has been published in the Official Journal.
The European Commission has opened a formal investigation to assess whether supply agreements between Qatar Petroleum companies exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) and European importers have hindered the free flow of gas within the European Economic Area (EEA), in breach of EU antitrust rules.
The EU’s committee of permanent representatives (Coreper) today endorsed an agreement between the Council, represented by the Bulgarian presidency, and the European Parliament on new measures to bring the enforcement of competition rules in line with the digital age and to tackle illegal competition practices in the EU.
The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Uniper by Fortum. Both companies are active in the energy sector. The Commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area.
Commission clears acquisition of General Electric Industrial Solutions by ABB.
The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of GEIS by ABB, both global suppliers of electrical products and systems. The Commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the relevant markets within the European Economic Area.
The European Commission has adopted a decision imposing on Gazprom a set of obligations that address the Commission’s competition concerns and enable the free flow of gas at competitive prices in Central and Eastern European gas markets, to the benefit of European consumers and businesses.
Question for written answer to the Commission (Rule 130) by Ramon Tremosa i Balcells (ALDE) regarding “Possible breach of competition rules arising from discriminatory electricity tariffs in Spain”.