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Spotlight – Competition & Regulation: 21/03/2014

21 March 2014

Weekly Alert

In the News

UK Budget: The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his Budget to Parliament

Europe

Competition General

EC fines automotive bearings cartel more than

Mergers Invitation to Comment

COMP/M.7178 Suntory/Beam

COMP/M.7178 John Wood / Siemens / Kendrum

Mergers Cleared

COMP/ M.7056

COMP/M.7195

Electronic Communications

Neelie Kroes speech:

EU Parliament Committee approves Telecoms Single Market Regulation

BEREC Monitoring quality of Internet access in context of net neutrality: Consultation

BEREC Phase II investigation on fixed wholesale voice call termination in Latvia: Opinion

Energy

ACER: Opinion on statutes and rules of procedure following amendments to articles of association of gas EU TSOs

Italy

Competition General

AGCM publishes Enervit

United Kingdom

Competition General

UK Regulators Network launched

OFT: proposals to increase competition in filling stations in Western Isles of Scotland - Consultation

Electronic Communications

OFCOM: Statement on Spectrum Pricing

Energy Budget 2014

Renewables Support: no change

Energy Costs to Business: CPF support rate capped

Energy Costs to Business: Energy Intensive Industries to be exempt

EIS to be excluded from some subsidies

Tax Incentives to Oil and Gas sector envisaged

Energy General

DECC: Capacity Market Design for first auction

DECC: grants for innovation in offshore wind awarded