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INDEX

EUROPEAN UNION

REPORTS
> The Commission agrees to publish its internal procedural manual in antitrust cases

DECISIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
> The Commission temporarily approves the recapitalization of NCG Banco, Catalunya Banc and Unnim Banc

RECENT CASE LAW
> The CJEU rules that the system of licenses for the broadcasting of football matches based on territorial exclusivity violates EU law
> Judgment of the GC of September 9, 2011, in Case T-12/06 Raw Italian Tobacco
> The CJEU confirms that two Basque measures to reduce taxes amount to incompatible State aid (Basque tax mini-holidays)

SPAIN

LEGISLATION
> The CNC approves two communications on termination by settlement of sanctions proceedings and short-form merger notifications
> The CNC publishes its report on the relationships between manufacturers and retailers in the food sector
> The CNC publishes its report on the Spanish elevator maintenance market

APPOINTMENTS
> Joaquín García Bernaldo de Quirós, new President of the CNC. Paloma Ávila de Grado and Luis Díez Martín, Councilors

DECISIONS
> The CNC fines 47 construction companies for bid rigging in public works tenders
> The CNC fines Telecinco for breach of its obligation to submit an action plan with respect to the Telecinco/Cuatro merger
> The CNC reaches a settlement in the Orona-Omega case
> The CNC fines Correos for breach of the 2005 Settlement Agreement
> The CNC fines Hidrocantábrico Distribución and Unión Fenosa Distribución
> Trasmediterránea and Europa Ferrys fined for obstructing the CNC’s inspections
> The CNC fines Gas Natural for obstructing competition
> The acquisition by Ebro Foods of rice business assets owned by Deoleo (SOS) is cleared in the first phase subject to commitments
> The CNC imposes fines for a price-fixing agreement in the Sherry grape and grape must market

PORTUGAL

REPORTS OF THE PORTUGUESE COMPETITION AUTHORITY
> Portuguese Competition Authority issues Guidelines on the Adoption of Commitments in Merger Control Cases