Sunday

11th Dec 2016

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EU threatens to launch e-commerce antitrust probes

The European Commission threatened on Thursday it may open antitrust investigations into price restrictions and online sales bans in the e-commerce industry after finding that 40% of online retailers experience restrictions from manufacturers on the prices they can offer consumers. The Commission published its preliminary findings in a report based on analysis of 8,000 distribution contracts involving 1,800 companies reselling electronic and digital goods across the EU.

News in Brief

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  4. Defected Turkish officers to remain in Greece
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