In July, the German Competition Authority conducted unannounced inspections at meat and sausage producers and at natural medicines producer Wala.

Estonia: The Competition Authority has fined an incumbent energy company for refusal to supply.

Swedish online music service provider Chilirec has filed a complaint with the Swedish competition authority, alleging that major record labels are acting in a cartel.

The Dutch and Belgian Competition Authorities have conducted inspections at the premises of distributors of fruit and vegetables.

Czech Republic: From 1 September the simplified merger procedure in the Czech Republic allows for a clearance decision from the national authority within 20 days.

Denmark: The Danish Competition Authority, Konkurrencestyrelsen, has published new rules on the calculation of turnover thresholds for mergers and other competition matters.