This study, that was sponsored by DGII (rather than the Competition Directorate, DGIV
) reviews merger control policy in the U.S., France, Germany, Italy and the U.K.
Designation of areas eligible for national aids under EU competition policy is administered by DGIV
(the Competition Directorate), separately from the designation of areas eligible for assistance under the various Structural Fund Objectives.
The Competition Directorate-General (DGIV) has just produced an analytical study on the subject that should now allow Competition Commissioner Karel van Miert to decide what can be considered to fall within the remit of sports federations and what falls under Community competition legislation under Article 85 of the EU Treaty.
DGIV says the thirty odd European clubs concerned are essentially limited companies, some of whom are quoted on the stock exchange, and nothing can oblige them to assemble under UEFA's aegis.
Officials at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition Policy (DGIV
) are calling for third party comments on a planned joint venture to be set up by UK news distribution and freight handling group John Menzies and German airline company Lufthansa to handle all Lufthansa's cargo at Heathrow Airport.