E.U. Cracks Down On Restrictive Trade Practices

Law360, New York (April 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Forging ahead in its crackdown on anticompetitive practices, the European Commission this week launched a series of infringement procedures against Spain, Hungary and Belgium over charges that their restrictive trade practices are impeding the free movement of goods within the European Union.

“The Commission had to act so that our consumers can reap the full benefits of the E.U. single market,” said Commission Vice President Günter Verheugen in a statement.

The three countries face the possibility of separate court action over their laws regarding the importation...
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