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Premier League and BT to intervene in European Commission investigation into Hollywood film rights

Commission grants interested parties permission to comment on its investigation into Hollywood film rights distribution issues.

26 November 2015

CNMC modifies notification process for mergers in regulated sectors

CNMC revises its communication on the merger's notification form creating changes to the notification process for mergers in regulated sectors.

19 November 2015

Government proposes Universal Service Obligation in relation to broadband

Every household and business in the UK is to be entitled to broadband speeds of at least 10 Mbps.

11 November 2015

European Commission publishes Work Programme for 2016

The European Commission’s 2016 Work Programme continues with the priorities outlined last year.

05 November 2015

Spanish Supreme Court orders recalculation of Mediaset’s €3.6 million fine

The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that a €3.6 million fine imposed by the CNMC on Mediaset for breach of merger conditions is not proportionate.

08 October 2015

European Director-General for Competition on the digital sector and the drive for an EU-wide Digital Single Market

Director-General for Competition gives first speech on competition challenges facing the digital sector and the drive for an EU Digital Single Market.

AGCM opens proceedings against non-compliant mobile providers

The Italian Antitrust Authority has reopened an investigation against the four main mobile providers in Italy for unfair commercial practices.

03 July 2015

French Competition Authority fines TDF €5.6 million for abuse of its dominant position

On 11 June 2015, the French Competition Authority sanctioned TDF for abuse of a dominant position and margin squeeze.

18 June 2015

Spanish Supreme Court upholds €29.95 million fine against Orange

The Spanish Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Orange, which had challenged a €29.95 million fine by alleging violation of fundamental rights.

04 June 2015

Italy’s Consiglio di Stato confirms Telecom Italia's abuse of dominant position

Italy’s highest appeal court upholds fine imposed on Telecom Italia for abuse of dominant position in connection with its broadband network.

21 May 2015

UPC fees consultation launched

The likely success of the proposed Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent regime depends to a very large extent on the costs involved in relation to: ...

Europe’s Bright Digital Future?

A Digital Single Market for Europe? The European Commission sets out 16 initiatives to make it happen.

08 May 2015

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