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Commission opens formal proceedings against Czech electricity incumbent CEZ

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Czech Republic, European Union
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  • July 18 2011

On 15 July 2011 the Commission opened formal anti-trust proceedings to investigate whether CEZ a.s., the incumbent electricity producer in the Czech Republic, abused its dominant position on the Czech electricity market, in particular by hindering the entry of competitors, in breach of EU antitrust rules

Commission raids companies in the natural gas sector

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 11 2011

On 27 September 2011, the Commission confirmed that it has conducted unannounced dawn raids of several companies active in the supply, transmission and storage of natural gas across several member states

Oettinger delivers speech on the completion of the internal energy market

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 11 2011

On 29 September 2011, Gunther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy, delivered a speech which addressed the 2014 deadline set by the European Council for the completion of the internal energy market

EU adopts new rules on wholesale electricity and gas trading

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 18 2011

On 10 October 2011, the Council adopted the Commission’s proposed regulation on energy market integrity and transparency

European Union tightens sanctions against Syria, including an oil embargo

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union, Syria
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  • September 7 2011

The European Union has adopted new sanctions against Syria, including an oil embargo, that entered into force on 3 September 2011 and build upon EU sanctions that became effective on 10 May 2011

European Parliament passes new rules on wholesale energy trading

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 26 2011

On 14 September 2011, the European Parliament approved the EU Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (“REMIT”) which aims to increase transparency in the energy wholesale market

Commission publishes communication on security of energy supply

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 26 2011

On 7 September 2011, the Commission published a communication entitled “The EU energy policy: Engaging with partners beyond our borders”

ECJ rules on preferential access to electricity transmission system in Slovakia

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union, Slovakia
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  • September 26 2011

On 15 September 2011, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) dismissed an action by the Commission in which it claimed that the Slovak Republic had breached rules on non-discriminatory access to electricity transmission systems

The General Court annuled the fines imposed by the European Commission on two Japanese producers in the gas insulated switchgear cartel

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 30 2011

In March, several European producers obtained fine reductions in the gas insulated switchgear cartel case

Reshaping of the Energy Taxation Directive the European Parliament joins the battle

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union
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  • November 16 2011

The European Commission (the “EC”) proposal (the “Proposal”) for a Council Directive amending Directive 200396EC and restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity (the “Energy Taxation Directive”) is facing hard times due to lack of consensus amongst the Member States