Margrethe Vestager - European Union

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We are going to examine whether the licensing and distribution practices of these three companies may be denying consumers access to wider choice and better deals in the single market.feedback
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Jun 14 2017 Nike
Margrethe Vestager has been quoted 94 times. The one recent article where Margrethe Vestager has been quoted is EU to investigate distribution practices of clothing group Guess. Most recently, Margrethe Vestager was quoted as having said, “We are going to investigate Guess's practices further to ensure that it is playing by the rules and not preventing consumers from buying products across borders.”.
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May 04 2017 - Amazon

Today's decision will open the way for publishers and competitors to develop innovative services for e-books, increasing choice and competition to the benefit of European consumers. We want to ensure fair competition in Europe's e-books market worth more than 1 billion euros.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Pesticides

It is important for European farmers and ultimately consumers that there will be effective competition in pesticide markets, also after ChemChina's acquisition of Syngenta. ChemChina has offered significant remedies, which fully address our competition concerns.feedback

Apr 05 2017

We had clear evidence that this takeover would have led to price increases in Croatia, which could have adversely affected the construction sector. HeidelbergCement and Schwenk failed to offer appropriate remedies to address these concerns.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Scottish independence

RBS is the leading bank in the UK SME banking market and received significant state support during the financial crisis. The Commission is now seeking the views of all interested parties on an alternative package proposed by the UK to replace RBS's commitment to divest Williams & Glyn. We can only accept this proposal if it has the same positive effect on competition as the divestment of Williams & Glyn would have had. This is important for fair competition.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - European economy

As the parties failed to offer the remedies required to address our competition concerns, the Commission has decided to prohibit the merger.feedback

Mar 27 2017

We need effective competition in this sector so companies are pushed to develop products that are ever safer for people and better for the environment. Our decision today ensures that the merger between Dow and DuPont does not reduce price competition for existing pesticides or innovation for safer and better products in the future.feedback

Mar 27 2017

This is literally a question about our daily bread and the ability for farmers to choose different seeds and different pesticides, in order to secure their crops. It is the heart of human life, so we take it very seriously.feedback

Mar 22 2017 - WhatsApp

We have now got the reply from Facebook and we are now analysing it.feedback

Mar 22 2017

I would not have said it, and I think it's wrong.feedback

Mar 17 2017 - Air France

Working together in a cartel rather than competing to offer better services to customers does not fly with the Commission.feedback

Mar 13 2017

On the legal side of things, it has become very clear that the Commission does not find that the Nord Stream 2 project will be a project of common interest.feedback

Mar 13 2017 - Luxembourg

It is important when people tell if they find that something is not the way it should be – then authorities, law enforcers can do their job and do it in a better way.feedback

Mar 13 2017

We believe that Gazprom's commitments will enable the free flow of gas in Central and Eastern Europe at competitive prices. We now want to hear the views of customers and other stakeholders and will carefully consider them before taking any decision.feedback

Jan 31 2017 - Microsoft

It's a tricky thing to do because it's a large sum so of course you have to figure out how to do that. It's not like an escrow account in some of the other cases where it's maybe 25 or 30 million euros or something like that and therefore of course I do respect that it's a complicated matter and it may take a little more time that being within the deadline.feedback

Jan 31 2017

We still have some exchanges with Gazprom before we are ready to market test the commitments but I do hope we will be able to do that soon and we're exchanging that with Gazprom more or less as we speak.feedback

Jan 25 2017

Doctors and patients worldwide rely on fast and accurate tests to detect and monitor medical conditions. Today's decision ensures that they will continue to benefit from choice and competitive prices in the fast developing market for small and portable test analyzers.feedback

Jan 10 2017

Today's decision paves the way for a viable future for Areva based on a sustainable restructuring plan.feedback

Dec 27 2016 - Luxembourg

The general, forward-looking change of approach announced by Luxembourg is very welcome.feedback

Dec 07 2016 - HSBC Bank

Today's final decision sends a clear message: banks, like all companies, have to respect EU competition rules.feedback

Dec 06 2016 - LinkedIn

These networks are important for professionals to connect and interact and to find new career opportunities. Today's decision ensures that Europeans will continue to enjoy a freedom of choice between professional social networks.feedback

Nov 21 2016

Before we know more, we have no concerns.feedback

Oct 28 2016

This deal would lead to the combination of a leading crop protection company with one of its main generic competitors. Therefore we need to carefully assess whether the proposed merger would lead to higher prices or a reduced choice for farmers.feedback

Oct 14 2016

We are not taking any decisions yet.feedback

Oct 14 2016

And our rules on state aid have the same goal: they make sure public support doesn't take the place of private investment and that it does not give unfair benefits to some.feedback

Sep 28 2016

Financial markets provide an essential function for the European economy. We must ensure that market participants continue to have access to financial market infrastructure on competitive terms.feedback

Sep 09 2016 - Facebook

But as our German colleagues rightly point out, even if Facebook has broken those rules, that doesn't automatically mean that it has also broken the competition rules as well.feedback

Sep 09 2016 - Facebook

The German authority is concerned that Facebook may have forced its users to accept privacy terms that aren't in line with the data protection rules.feedback

Sep 02 2016

I don't think the courts will hear any kind of political opinions or feelings or what's in your stomach or whatever. They want the facts of the case.feedback

Sep 01 2016

If the U.S. tax authority found that the monies paid due to the cost-sharing agreement were too few ... so that they should pay more in the cost-sharing agreement, that would transfer more money to the States and that may change the books and the accounts in the States.feedback

Sep 01 2016

Taxes have been paid nowhere due to the Irish tax code.feedback

Sep 01 2016

I'm particularly happy about the solution because it structurally ... solves all the concerns we have. It allows Iliad to come in, in a transition period, while they start to invest. So you have a merger, you have a new entrant, and you have investment in networks that everyone wants.feedback

Sep 01 2016

No, I will not. This is a decision based on the facts of the case.feedback

Sep 01 2016

This is a decision based on the facts of the case.feedback

Aug 30 2016

Ireland granted illegal tax benefits to Apple, which enabled it to pay substantially less tax than other businesses over many years.feedback

Aug 30 2016

This is not a penalty, this is unpaid taxes being paid.feedback

Aug 30 2016

Retroactivity would imply that we have changed rules. No rules have changed. This is a question of unpaid taxes and that is a completely different thing. And I think it is important for us to do what we are obliged to do, to make sure that we have fair competition in Europe and that no individual company can have selective benefits.feedback

Aug 11 2016

The livelihood of farmers depends on access to seeds and crop protection at competitive prices. We need to make sure that the proposed merger does not lead to higher prices or less innovation for these products.feedback

Jul 19 2016 - Renault

The prodcuers discussed their envisaged gross list prices increases for medium and heavy trucks. Simply speaking, these gross list prices are the basis for the prices in the truck industry. what the truck producers did was to coordinate with each other on increasing this gross list price of trucks.feedback

Jul 14 2016

The rules say if there is risk (to) financial stability, then there are exceptions for burden sharing and bail-in.feedback

Jul 14 2016

Dominance is not a problem on the EU law, you can be big, but however it is illegal to abuse a powerful market position by restricting competition either in the market where the company is dominant or in any neighbouring market.feedback

May 24 2016 - Anheuser-Busch

It was therefore very important that AB InBev's takeover of SABMiller did not reduce competition on European beer markets.feedback

May 02 2016

In this case, based on the Commission's in-depth analysis, the transaction raised competition concerns on a very large number of markets related to oilfield services provided to oil and gas exploration and production companies in the EEA. In this regard, a number of customers contacted us to raise issues with the proposed transaction.feedback

Apr 20 2016

Based on our investigation thus far, we believe that Google's behaviour denies consumers a wider choice of mobile apps and services and stands in the way of innovation by other players.feedback

Feb 05 2016

It paves the way for a privatised, viable business to emerge from the sale process.feedback

Feb 05 2016

The split and sale solution, as I already outlined in agreement with the German authorities in October, created an opportunity to sell an important part of the bank.feedback

Nov 01 2015

I don't really know what is a tax haven is. To me a tax haven is a place where everyone pay their share. In that respect I am not quite sure we are in a tax haven yet, but we are trying, actually we are doing our best.feedback

Nov 01 2015

National tax authorities cannot give any company, however large, however powerful an unfair competitive advantage compared to others. This scheme puts smaller competitors at an unfair disadvantage.feedback

Oct 21 2015 - Starbucks

So there are not only some companies, but all companies actually contribute. And looking forward and working with the parliament and with the member states I think we can achieve that.feedback

Oct 03 2015

This is the first analysis and then maybe we will look into opening cases.feedback

Jul 16 2015

Many customers use electronic devices such as a mobile phone or a tablet and we want to ensure that they ultimately get value for money.feedback

Apr 23 2015

And hopefully the one thing that they have in common is that they are competition cases, built on fact, interpretation of facts, and evidence.feedback

Apr 22 2015

Gazprom has used its dominance in (the) supply of gas to obtain unrelated commitments from customers concerning the gas infrastructure.feedback

Apr 22 2015

We find that it (Gazprom) may have built artificial barriers preventing gas from flowing from certain Central Eastern European countries to others, hindering cross-border competition.feedback

Apr 22 2015

Keeping national gas markets separate also allowed Gazprom to charge prices that we at this stage consider to be unfair.feedback

Apr 15 2015

I want to make sure the markets in this area can flourish without anticompetitive constraints imposed by any company.feedback

Apr 15 2015

I am concerned that the company has given an unfair advantage to its own comparison shopping service, in breach of EU antitrust rules.feedback

Apr 15 2015 - European Commission

On the basis of our initial investigation the (European) Commission also today have launched a formal in-depth investigation of Google's conduct as regards to mobile operating system Android, apps and services. My goal is to ensure that consumers and innovative companies can benefit from a competitive environment in Europe.feedback

Mar 12 2015 - McDonald's

The purpose of double taxation treaties between countries is to avoid double taxation – not to justify double non-taxation.feedback

Feb 03 2015

Certain multinationals end up paying taxes only a part of their taxable profits in Belgium without being justified under taxation principles.feedback

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