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Commission launches in-depth investigation into unlimited state guarantee for the French post office
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • October 31 2007

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


Groupement des Cartes Bancaires restricts competition by hindering the issuance of cards at competitive prices
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • 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


Your pocket guide to VAT on digital e-commerce
  • Bird & Bird
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

Digital e-commerce is a rapidly growing business market within the EU, emerging as a key economic driver. However, as acknowledged by the EU


BrandWrites - December 2014
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • December 3 2014

A 3D trade mark in relation to a new unique product idea could in theory have been a way to achieve a monopoly on the market. However, while the


Commission calls on France to end special rights to distribute savings books ("livret A" and "livret bleu")
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • 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 gives conditional authorisation for public aid to finance La Poste pensions for civil servants
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • 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 authorises two French R&D aid projects totalling 119 million
  • Bird & Bird
  • France, European Union
  • October 31 2007

The Commission has decided not to raise any objections under Community state aid rules regarding the financial aid to be provided by the French Industrial Innovation Agency to two research and development programmes, "NanoSmart" and "HOMES"


Commission opens in-depth inquiry into 31 million subsidy to French domestic appliances manufacturer FagorBrandt
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • October 31 2007

The Commission has launched an in-depth investigation to establish whether a subsidy worth 31 million that the French authorities intend to grant to the domestic appliances manufacturer FagorBrandt is compatible with the EC Treaty rules on state aid to firms in difficulties, in particular as regards the return of the company to viability and the limitation of aid to the minimum necessary


Commission authorises 31 million aid from French industrial innovation agency for OSIRIS R&D programme
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • October 31 2007

The Commission has decided not to raise any objections under EU state aid rules to the financial aid granted by France to the OSIRIS research and development (R&D) programme


Commission concludes that French state guarantee for Finnish nuclear power plant operator TVO does not constitute aid
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Finland, France
  • October 31 2007

The Commission has closed an in-depth investigation under EC Treaty state aid rules, concluding that a guarantee of the French Government insuring a loan granted to the Finnish electricity producer TVO does not constitute state aid