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Spotlight – Competition & Regulation: 01/08/2014

1 August 2014

Weekly Alert

Europe

Water

German renewables Act

Strict rules on fracking planned

Europe

Mergers Invitation to Comment

M.7268: CSAV/HGV/K

M.7334: Oracle/MICROS

Electronic Communications

BEREC: third opinion on Phase II investigation into German regulator's proposals for regulating wholesale voice call termination

Energy

CEER:

State Aid

EC approves German renewable energy law EEG 2014

EC approves UK aid package for renewable electricity production

EC approves UK Capacity Market electricity generation scheme

EC concludes Belgian crystal producer Val Saint-Lambert received incompatible State aid and authorises the sale of some assets

Germany

Miscellaneous

Revised Renewable Energy Sources Act will enter into force on 1 August 2014. In official reading version published by Ministry of Economics

Federal Cartel Office published full text of decision against food retail chain EDEKA (German only)

Federal Network Agency consults on mobile broadband frequencies

United Kingdom

Competition and Markets Authority

Energy Market Investigation

CMA:

CMA publishes update report by the Independent Project board regarding pensions audit

CAT

Groupe Eurotunnel S.A. v Competition and Markets Authority

Gamma Telecom Holdings Limited v Office of Communications

Energy

DECC: initial response to CMA energy market investigation