Margrethe Vestager


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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
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Apr 05 2017 Pesticides
Margrethe Vestager has been quoted 59 times. The one recent article where Margrethe Vestager has been quoted is EU regulators block HeidelbergCement, Schwenk's Croatian deal. Most recently, Margrethe Vestager was quoted as having said, “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.”.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taxes have been paid nowhere due to the Irish tax

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

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

This is a decision based on the facts of the

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

This is not a penalty, this is unpaid taxes being

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The purpose of double taxation treaties between countries is to avoid double taxation – not to justify double

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

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