Mergers: Commission clears Hydro’s acquisition of Alumetal
The European Commission has approved unconditionally, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Alumetal by Norsk Hydro. The Commission concluded that the merger would not raise competition concerns in the European Economic Area (‘EEA’), notably for green aluminium foundry alloys.
Commission recommends actions to combat online piracy of sports and other live events
The Commission today adopted a Recommendation on how to combat commercial scale online piracy of sports and other live events, such as concerts and theatre performances.
Intellectual property: Commission welcomes the political agreement to boost the protection of European craft and industrial products in the EU and beyond
The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement reached by the European Parliament and Council on a new Regulation to protect the intellectual property for craft and industrial products that rely on the originality and authenticity of traditional skills from their regions.
Defence: €500 million and new measures to urgently boost EU defence industry capacities in ammunition production
Today, the Commission has adopted the Act in Support of Ammunition Production (ASAP).