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Groupement des Cartes Bancaires restricts competition by hindering the issuance of cards at competitive prices

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • October 31 2007

The Commission has addressed a decision to Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB" (France) in which it concludes that the latter has infringed the EC Treaty rules prohibiting practices which restrict competition (Article 81

European Court of Justice dismisses France Télécom’s appeal in predatory pricing case

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • May 6 2009

On 2 April 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed an appeal brought by France Télécom against the judgment of the Court of First Instance (CFI) in the Wanadoo predatory pricing case

Commission launches in-depth investigation into unlimited state guarantee for the French post office

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • October 31 2007

The Commission has opened the formal investigation procedure against France regarding the unlimited state guarantee provided for La Poste

Commission calls on France to end special rights to distribute savings books ("livret A" and "livret bleu")

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • May 25 2007

The Commission has asked France to amend its legislation within nine months in order to eliminate the obstacles to the internal market rules represented by the special rights to distribute savings books ("livret A" and "livret bleu") granted to Banque Postale, Caisse d’Epargne and Crédit Mutuel

Commission authorises French tax scheme reducing solidarity tax on wealth with a view to promoting investment in SMEs

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has decided not to raise any objections under the EC Treaty rules on state aid to the French tax-relief to a taxpayers' scheme in respect of the solidarity tax on wealth (ISF) for those who invest in SMEs

Courts provide clarification on paid holiday

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • July 18 2012

Recent judgments passed down by the European Court of Justice and the Supreme Court could have a significant impact on French employment laws, specifically on the accrual of paid holiday, the effect of sick leave on holiday entitlement and the obligation to ensure that employees are able to take paid holiday

Commission requests France to recover unlawful aid from Arbel Fauvet Rail

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has decided under EC Treaty state aid rules that the French authorities must recover illegal state aid received by Arbel Fauvet Rail, a manufacturer of railway wagons

NCAs may take action against anti-competitive agreements which do not meet the thresholds in the Commission’s de minimis notice

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • February 6 2013

On 13 December 2012, the CJEU gave an interesting ruling on the powers of national competition authorities (NCAs) to fine parties for an

Commission gives conditional authorisation for public aid to finance La Poste pensions for civil servants

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • October 31 2007

Acting under the EC Treaty rules on state aid, the Commission has authorised the aid planned by France for the reform of the arrangements for financing the retirement pensions of civil servants working for La Poste

Commission opens formal investigation into French plan to grant tax aid to insurers

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • January 3 2008

The Commission has opened a formal investigation to examine whether France's plan to grant tax aid to insurers for managing certain insurance policies ("contrats solidaires" and "contrats responsables") is compatible with the rules on state aid in the EC Treaty