James Crisp. Freelance journalist in Brussels.

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Footballers ask Commission to abolish transfer system

The world union for footballers called for the transfer system to be “abolished” on Friday (18 September), and slapped in an EU legal challenge to FIFA that could ban transfer windows and drive … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Almunia counter-attacks in high-profile Spanish football tax case

Joaquín Almunia, the Spanish Commissioner in charge of policing the EU’s antitrust rules, has denied accusations of a conflict of interest in the handling of an investigation into unfair tax … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Google can’t be broken up without new legislation, says Competition Commissioner

Google cannot be broken up into smaller companies without new EU legislation, the European Commission said today (20 May), after detailing two potential new antitrust investigations into the internet giant. … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Antitrust action against Motorola, Samsung over Apple injunctions

The European Commission Tuesday (29 April) used antitrust rules to prevent telecoms companies using court orders for patent infringements on industry standard technology to restrict competition. A Standard Essential Patent (SEP) is … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Manchester City could use EU competition law to beat Financial Fair Play rules

Manchester City Football Club is considering challenging a record-breaking €60 million fine for breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, by using EU competition law to prevent cartels and abuse … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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