ECJ upholds Commission decision to fine members of hydrogen peroxide cartel.
The European Court of Justice today rejected an appeal by Solvay, a Belgium-based chemicals firm, against a €139 million fine for fixing the price of hydrogen peroxide.
The ECJ also rejected an appeal by two Italian firms, SNIA and Caffaro, against a joint fine of €1.1m for their part in the cartel.
However, the court rejected an appeal by the European Commission to have a €58m [...] Read more
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Special report: Entrepreneurship
Published Thursday, 12 September 2013
A look at growing businesses in Europe.
For the European Union, entrepreneurship is a deeply frustrating subject.
Nick Stilwell's business may well be prospering, but the road to success has not been easy
Entrepreneurs in south-east Europe have to contend with significant levels of bureaucracy and delays in accessing EU funds
From stereotypes and old prejudices to the financial crisis and an aversion to risk-taking, women entrepreneurs have many obstacles to overcome
Exchanging ideas with an experienced entrepreneur gave Anna Heijker the boost she needed when launching her own company
The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme now has 50-60 new people signing up each week, but the scheme will need a significant increase in [...]