Tag Archives: Competition

Rheinmetall and Sikorsky team up to compete in the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program

DÜSSELDOFT, 13-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company signed a strategic teaming agreement for competing in the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program. Rheinmetall brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Sikorsky … Read the full press release

Hungarian team “Petronauts” wins the first place at MOL Group’s Freshhh 2017 competition

Freshhh is an international online competition for top students interested in the Oil & Gas industry Through Freshhh MOL aims to further engage with digital natives, offering them compelling potential career paths This year’s edition attracted 1,450 teams from nearly … Read the full press release

Five new unwitting comedians compete for Taskmaster series 4

LONDON, 02-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Hugh Dennis, Joe Lycett, Lolly Adefope, Mel Giedroyc and Noel Fielding will compete to be crowned Taskmaster champion in series four of the hit show starring BAFTA-nominated Greg Davies and Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Alex … Read the full press release

Six projects run by the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community won competition supported by the Coca-Cola Company

Shaping a Better Future challenge awards six Global Shaper projects that tackle pressing problems in local communities The winning project receives US$ 50,000 grant from Coca-Cola; five runner-ups receive US$ 10,000 each The World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community includes more … Read the full press release

EU residents can discover the new €10 banknote’s security features in competition launched by ECB

Prior to the unveiling of the new €10 in January 2014, European Union residents can discover the note’s security features in a competition to be launched today. 20 high-scoring players will win €5 VIP banknotes from the Europa series personally … Read the full press release

The European Commission announced it fined 8 international banks € 1.71 billion for financial derivatives cartels within the European Economic Area

Brussels, Belgium, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has fined 8 international financial institutions a total of € 1 712 468 000 for participating in illegal cartels in markets for financial derivatives covering the European Economic Area (EEA). Four of these … Read the full press release

Microsoft acquisition of Nokia’s mobile device business cleared by the European Commission under EU merger regulation

Brussels, Belgium, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of most of Nokia Corporation’s devices & services business (the “D&S business”) by Microsoft Corporation. The D&S business mainly produces and sells smartphones … Read the full press release

EU offers €400 000 in prizes to the best smarter cities and smarter businesses apps in Europe’s biggest ever app challenge

Brussels, Belgium, 29-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — In Europe’s biggest ever app challenge the EU is offering €400 000 in prizes to best new applications that help build smarter cities and smarter businesses. Campus Party, the world’s largest geek forum, will manage the contest, … Read the full press release

Proposed acquisition of Life Technologies Corp. by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. cleared under the EU Merger Regulation

Brussels, Belgium, 26-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Life Technologies Corp. by rival Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., both US-based companies active in life science markets. Their activities overlap in the supply … Read the full press release

Czech Komerční banka won three awards in Hospodářské noviny’s competition

Prague, Czech Republic, 27-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — In Hospodářské noviny’s competition, Komerční banka Group has received as many as three awards. The organisers voted Komerční pojišťovna first in The Most Client Friendly Life Insurance Company of 2013 category and second in The … Read the full press release

EC invites comments from interested parties on German railway incumbent Deutsche Bahn commitments concerning its pricing system for traction current in Germany

16-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission is inviting comments from interested parties on commitments offered by the German railway incumbent Deutsche Bahn (DB) regarding its pricing system for traction current in Germany. Traction current is electricity used to power locomotives. … Read the full press release

EU Court of Justice’s judgment in the cartel on elevator and escalator market case C-501/11 P

Luxembourg, 30-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The Schindler group is one of the largest groups in the world supplying elevators and escalators. Its parent company is Schindler Holding, established in Switzerland. The Schindler group operates through national subsidiaries, which include Schindler Management AG … Read the full press release

Support granted by Latvia to Latvian Mortgage and Land Bank found in line with EU state aid rules

17-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has found support granted by Latvia for the transformation of the Latvian Mortgage and Land Bank (MLB) to be in line with EU state aid rules. In particular, the sale of MLB’s commercial assets … Read the full press release

EC to investigate public cable infrastructures transfer to French private telecom Numéricâble

17-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to verify whether the transfer of public cable infrastructure between 2003 and 2006 by several French municipalities to the French Telecom operator Numéricâble was in line with EU state … Read the full press release

NYSE Euronext acquisition by InterContinental Exchange cleared under the EU Merger Regulation

Brussels, 25-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext (“NYX”) by the InterContinental Exchange (“ICE”). NYX and ICE operate exchanges providing trading and clearing services, particularly in the field of … Read the full press release

H. Lundbeck A/S disappointed and strongly disagrees with EC decision and intends to appeal

The European Commission has decided that Lundbeck’s agreements concluded with four generic competitors concerning citalopram violated competition law The decision includes fining Lundbeck EUR 93 million Lundbeck’s financial guidance for 2013 is maintained excluding costs connected to the fine Lundbeck is … Read the full press release

EU, Japan to negotiate Free Trade Agreement

Brussels, 19-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  The EU and Japan are pushing ahead with their negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The aim is for a comprehensive agreement in goods, services and investment eliminating tariffs, non-tariff barriers and covering other trade-related … Read the full press release

EU, Canada negotiate Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Brussels, 18-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The EU and Canada are currently negotiating the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in order to take their trade and investment relationship to a new level. This EU-Canada FTA will cover the key issues relevant to … Read the full press release

EC clears Central European Media Enterprises / Time Warner acquisition deal

Brussels, 14-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Central European Media Enterprises (“CME”), based in Bermuda, by Time Warner of the United States. The Commission’s investigation confirmed that the proposed transaction … Read the full press release

Victims of antitrust violations can claim damages under newly proposed EU legislation

Brussels, 11-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Antitrust: Commission proposes legislation to facilitate damage claims by victims of antitrust violations.  The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive on how citizens and companies can claim damages when they are victims of infringements … Read the full press release

The European Commission: investment aid for German airport Memmingen in line with EU state aid rules

Brussels, 6-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has found that investment aid totalling €7.75 million to finance an infrastructure project at Memmingen airport is in line with EU state aid rules. Memmingen airport is a small regional airport located in South … Read the full press release

EC cleared the deal between Lutosa of Belgium & McCain of Canada

The clearance is conditional on the divestment of Lutosa’s branded retail business in the European Economic Area (EEA) Brussels, 29-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Lutosa of Belgium by McCain … Read the full press release

EC 2012 competition policy report shows how competition policy helps unlock potential of EU Single Market

Brussels, 29-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  The European Commission’s 2012 report on competition policy shows that without an effective European competition policy, the internal market cannot deliver its full economic potential. Private barriers to trade and competition would risk replacing the public … Read the full press release

European Union & Swiss Confederation competition authorities to cooperate

Brussels, 17-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Union and the Swiss Confederation have signed an agreement that will strengthen co-operation between their respective competition authorities, the European Commission and the Swiss Competition Commission. This is the fifth such agreement signed by the … Read the full press release

Ryanair welcomed EU Court Confirmation That European Commission Failed To Investigate “State Aid” granted to Alitalia

16-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (16 May) welcomed the EU Court’s ruling which confirmed that the European Commission has failed to investigate “State Aid” granted to Alitalia. Ryanair had initially notified the European Commission … Read the full press release

EC approved €39.8m France aid for “Genesys” research programme

Brussels, 15-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  The European Commission has decided that the aid granted by France to the P.I.V.E.R.T. Institut d’Excellence en Énergies Décarbonées (IEED, institute of excellence in the field of low-carbon energy) to conduct the Genesys research and development … Read the full press release

EC to investigate public financing for German paper mill Propapier after EU General Court judgment

Brussels, 15-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — State aid: Commission opens investigation into public financing for German paper mill Propapier after Court judgment After the annulment of its 2008 decision to authorise a regional investment aid granted by Germany to Propapier for the construction … Read the full press release

EC clears acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group by Access Industries Inc., owner of Warner Music Group

Brussels, 15-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group (“PLG”) by Access Industries Inc., the ultimate owner of Warner Music Group (“WMG”). The Commission’s investigation confirmed that the … Read the full press release

Joaquín Almunia welcomes Visa Europe’s proposed commitments to cut inter-bank fees for credit cards

Brussels, 14-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Vice President Almunia welcomes Visa Europe’s proposed commitments to significantly cut its inter-bank fees for credit card payments, to a level of 0.3% of the value of the transaction (a reduction of about 40 to 60%) and … Read the full press release

2nd European Union SME eHealth Competition Awards

Brussels, 13-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes has awarded prizes to eHealth SMEs from Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and United Kingdom as part of eHealth Week 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. The winners of the 2nd EU SME eHealth Competition came up with … Read the full press release