EU Wants Evidence Swap In Cartel Probes

Law360, New York (February 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Union's top antitrust official said Thursday that Europe should work toward agreements that would allow countries to swap key intelligence about companies engaged in international plots to fix prices.

The commission already has bilateral agreements with antitrust regulators in countries including the United States, Canada and Japan, but the deals do not allow the countries to share “actionable evidence” useful in cartel investigations, noted European Commissioner for Competition Policy Neelie Kroes in a speech.

“The time has come to explore ways to enhance some...
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