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Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Holcim assets by Cemex

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Holcim assets by Cemex

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the planned acquisition of the Spanish operations of Swiss building materials group Holcim (‘Holcim assets’) by its Mexican rival Cemex is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. Both companies are global suppliers of cement and other building materials. The Commission has concerns that […]

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Israel refrains from taking side on the Ukrainian crisis

Israel refrains from taking side on the Ukrainian crisis

Israel has made clear that it will not take a firm position on the crisis in Ukraine.  “Our basic position is that we hope Russia and Ukraine will find a way as quickly as possible to normalize relations, and find a way to talks, and to solve all the problems peacefully,” Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor […]

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Inspiring young Europeans at EYE2014

Inspiring young Europeans at EYE2014

Participants at the European Youth Event (EYE2014) will not only be able to discuss their ideas with business leaders and decision makers, but they will also have the chance to meet last year’s Charlemagne Youth Prize winners. As part of EYE2014, thousands of young Europeans will meet in Strasbourg on 9-11 May to participate in […]

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Erasmus+ set for Berlin launch

Erasmus+ set for Berlin launch

Erasmus+, the EU’s new funding programme for education, training, youth and sport, will be launched in Berlin tomorrow (24 April) by Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou and Johanna Wanka, the federal minister of education and research. Erasmus+ will have a total budget of €14.7 billion over the next seven years – 40% more than under […]

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NETmundial: European Commission to take leading role at global conference on internet governance

NETmundial: European Commission to take leading role at global conference on internet governance

The EU, represented by European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes (pictured) and EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, is to participate at high level in ‘NETmundial: the Global Multi-stakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance’, Sao Paulo on 23-24 April. Neelie Kroes is a member of the High Level committee of NETmundial […]

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Joaquín Almunia: Keeping the global playing field level

Joaquín Almunia: Keeping the global playing field level

Transcript of the speech given by Commissioner Joaquín Almunia at the ICN 13th annual conference, Marrakesh, 23 April 2014 “I am very happy to be given the privilege to open again the ICN annual conference, one of the main global events for the competition-enforcement community. I would like to thank the Conseil de la Concurrence for […]

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