EC Drops Cases After Members Fix Competition Law

Law360, New York (June 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission has let Austria, Spain and the Czech Republic off the hook after the countries revised legislation regarding transparency requirements for public authorities and companies, in addition to other competition policies.

The Commission disclosed on Thursday that it had closed state aid and antitrust cases that had been filed against the countries, citing their recently implemented transparency legislation as proof that they were now in compliance with EU law.

Austria and Spain had come under fire for their failure to implement an EU directive...
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