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German competition office initiates proceeding against PayPal

German competition office initiates proceeding against PayPal

The German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) announced that it has initiated a proceeding against PayPal Europe on account of practices possibly suppressing competitors and restricting price competition. Specifically, the proceeding deals with PayPal’s 'rules about surcharging' and the “presentati... Read more

date11 days ago
Germany widens antitrust investigations of Amazon

Germany widens antitrust investigations of Amazon

The German antitrust watchdog is using a new law to expand its probes of the US tech giant. This week, Germany's antitrust agency announced that it has expanded two probes into US e-commerce giant Amazon.com. The agency is making use of a new regulation that allows it to prohibit anti-competitiv... Read more

date3 months ago
German antitrust regulator starts proceedings against Alphabet

German antitrust regulator starts proceedings against Alphabet

Germany's antitrust regulator, the Federal Cartel Office, said on Tuesday that it will start proceedings against Google Germany, Google Ireland, and Alphabet (the company that owns them). The charges brought are about the exploitation of market domination and data collected for that purpose. The... Read more

date2 years ago
Amazon under the Federal Cartel Office’s microscope in Germany

Amazon under the Federal Cartel Office’s microscope in Germany

Germany’s antitrust watchdog announced that it has opened an investigation into whether Amazon, the US retail giant, is leveraging its market dominance in unfair and illegal ways. The Federal Cartel Office said that the first step for the watchdog will be to look into whether Amazon is “of outs... Read more

date2 years ago