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Click here to visit Compecon News Archive for reports from 2011 onwards.

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In January 2010 Compecon's Competition and Regulatory Economics E-Zine replaced our Competiition Newsletter. You can access back issues of our newsletter and E-Zine below.

Compecon Newsletter.

No. 2: CFI Overturns Commission Decision on Airtours/First Choice Merger. Click here to view this issue.

No. 3: Economics at the Core of New Merger Control Regime. Click here to view this issue.

No. 4: Customers Should Be Very Afraid of Stamp Price Increases. Click here to view this issue.

No. 5: EU Commission May Red Card English Premier League TV Deal. Click here to view this issue.

No.6: Appeals Panel Overturns Second ComReg Decision; Groceries Order to Go; Competition Authority Report on the Legal Profession. Click here to view.

No.7: April 2006. Green Light for Ticket Distribution Arrangements; DG Comp Proposes Reform of Article 82; Competition Authority Looks at Medical Fees. Click here to view.

No.8: July 2006. Another Commission Merger Decisions Overturned by CFI; Government Seeks Views on Regulatory Appeals; Authority Loses BIDS High Court Action. Click here to view.

No. 9: November 2006. Finally Over - ECJ Judgment Signals End of the Ice Cream Wars; Delayed Indefinitely - Regulatory Reform of the Irish Bus Industry. Click here to view.

No.10. February 2007. Predatory Pricing – Analysis of CFI Judgment in France Telecom; UKAppeals Court Overturns Excessive Pricing Ruling; Energy Green Paper Shuns Competitive Reforms. Click here to view.

No.11. May 2007. Supreme Court Upholds Appeal by Irish League of Credit Unions; US Supreme Court to Decide on Resale Price Maintenance; Merger Analysis by the Competition Authority. Click here to view.

No.12. January 2008. CFI Increases Fine in Cartel Case; UK Competition Commission Removes Bank Price Controls; OFT Announces First UK Cartel Criminal Prosecution. Click here to view.

No.13. Spring 2008. Special Topic Airline Mergers and Airport Competition. Click here to view.


 

Compecon E-Zine.

No.1. January 2010: Missing the Bus on Reform – The Public Transport Regulation Act, 2009; CER Seeks Views on Removing Electricity Price Control; Eircom Agrees to ComReg Unbundling Order. Click here to download.

No.2 April 2010: ECJ Strikes Down Ireland’s Minimum Price Regime for Tobacco; No Hill of Beans - Oireachtas Committee Report on Grocery Sector; Royal Bank of Scotland Fined for Information Sharing Control; Click here to download.

No.3. July 2010: Court Upholds Prohibition of Ryanair/Aer Lingus Merger; Broadcast Proposal Could Harm Irish Rugby; Is There a Doctor in the House? Competition Authority Report on GMS; Click here to download.

No.4. November 2010: OFT Investigation of Ryanair’s Aer Lingus Shareholding Not Surprising; Appeal Court Upholds Decision to Break-up UK Airports; The End of the Line for SSNIP Test? Click here to download.

No.5. March 2011: Proposed Reform of State Aid Rules for Services of General Economic Interest; Analysis of UK Retail Merger Cases; Legal Services Reform on Both Sides of the Border. Click hereto download.

No.6. July 2011: Civil Fines Proposal Requires Informed Debate; UK Government Consults on Competition Law Reforms; Plans to Introduce Competitive Tendering for Household Waste Collection. Click here to download.

No.7. November 2011: Competition Law Lessons from Rugby's Late Conversion; Review of Irish Merger Cases; What Has 20 Years of Irish Competition Policy Achieved? Click here to download.

No.8. February 2012: Troika's New Year Gifts for Competition Authority; Government Proposals on State AssetSales; Competition Authority's Enforcement Decision on TV Advertising. Click here to download.

No.9. July 2012. 2012 Act introduces new legally binding court orders; Scottish Electricity Transmission Arrangements Satisfy EU Unbundling Requirements; Rule Amendment Allows Showjumping Ireland to Clear Competition Hurdle. Click here to download.

No.10. October 2012. Irish Competition Law at 21; National Transport Authority Faces Key Test; OFT Refers Cross Channel Transport Merger to Competitiion Commission. Click here  to download.

No.11. February 2013. EU Commission Blocks Latest Ryanair Bid for Aer Lingus; US Appeals Court Rules on Loyalty Rebates; Grocery Prices - Much Ado About Nothing; Budget 2013 - Unfair to Wine Drinkers? Click here to download.

No.12. June 2013. Ryanair May Have to Reduce Aer Lingus Shareholding; Competition Commission Prohibits Eurotunnel Dover Ferry Service; In Competition Cases Decisions-makers Matter. Click here to download.