• The European Commission has sent a statement of objections to suspected participants in a car battery recycling cartel.  The Commission has concerns that, from 2009 to 2012, five lead recycling companies participated in a cartel aimed at fixing the purchase prices for scrap lead-acid batteries in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The Commission alleges in its statement of objections that these companies agreed or coordinated their behaviour only in order to maintain higher profit margins. Click here.
  • The ECJ has issued its judgment on appeals by Del Monte and the European Commission in relation to the Commission's decision on the banana importers cartel.  The ECJ has dismissed Del Monte's appeal.  However, it has upheld the Commission’s appeal, finding that the General Court was wrong to reduce Del Monte’s fine, on the basis that responding to an informal information request does not amount to genuine cooperation meriting a reduction in fine.  Click here.