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6th Jul 2022

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Commission opens case on Qatar gas flow

The European Commission opened on Thursday an investigation into whether Qatar Petroleum is breaching EU antitrust rules by imposing territorial restrictions in its contracts with European companies. The state-owned company is the largest supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe, with around 40 percent of the EU's imports. The commission says that contract clauses restrict European importers' rights to diverting Qatari LNG to other destinations.

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The Digital Services Act — a case-study in keeping public in dark

Companies and lobby groups like Spotify, Google and International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) were able to lobby member states using live knowledge of the trilogue discussions on content-ranking systems, advertising and liability for search engines.

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