Frost in the southwest of Germany

Pilkington loses appeal against €357m cartel fine

The 2008 decision by the European Commission to impose fines totalling €1.35 billion on four car glass producers was at the time the highest fine imposed for a single antitrust infringement.

EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager press statement

Commission extends tax ruling probe

Wide-reaching competition probe into tax rulings could increase pressure on member states to agree new rules rendering tax deals more transparent.


EU takes on corporate secrecy

Deal to create register of company owners will shine light on complex corporate structures used by criminals to launder money and by companies to minimise taxes.

40 years European Patent Convention

EPO enters fifth week of strikes

European Patent Office president Battistelli has stood firm in the face of prolonged strike action against employment reforms.

Dutch postal sorting

Commission fines envelope cartel

Five companies will be fined a total of €19.5 million for fixing the prices of envelopes.