Update: the public version of the Decision, the Opinion of the Advisory Committee and the Final report of the Hearing Officer have been made available.
The European Commission has prohibited Siemens’ proposed acquisition of Alstom under the EU Merger Regulation. The merger would have harmed competition in markets for railway signalling systems and very high-speed trains. The parties did not offer remedies sufficient to address these concerns.
The European Commission is inviting comments on a draft communication to assist national courts in dealing with requests to disclose confidential information in proceedings for the private enforcement of EU competition law. Stakeholders can send their contributions until 18 October 2019.
On 4-5 September Bruegel will organise its Annual Meetings. As in previous years, the Meetings will offer relevant topical discussions through which we strive to contribute to the quality of economic policy making in Europe and beyond.