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  • NMa: End to Recommended Prices Hairdressers' Organisation


    The Director-General of the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) has decided that the umbrella organisation of hairdressers, Koninklijke Algemene Nederlandse Kappersorganisatie ANKO [Royal Dutch Hairdressers Association] must cease issuing...

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  • NMa: Postal Code Lottery May Take over Bank Giro Lottery


    The Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) has given the Postal Code Lottery [Postcodeloterij] the go-ahead to take over the Bank Giro Lottery [BankGiroLoterij]. In the area of lotteries and lotto games, three players will remain active after this...

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  • NMa: No Fine for Deutsche Post


    The Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) has revoked its decision of November 2001 in which it imposed fines on Deutsche Post International B.V. and Trans-o-flex Schnell-lieferd

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  • NMa: Urgent Measure against Abuse of a Dominant Position by Education Institution


    The Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) has issued an urgent measure (a provisional order subject to a penalty) against Waldeck B.V. Waldeck is the parent company of Leidse Onderwijsinstellingen (LOI) and Studieplan, providers of correspondence...

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  • Conclusion CPB and NMa: Room for Improvement in Competition in the Life Insurance Sector


    The profit margins on the life insurance market are relatively high, efficiency is moderate and efficient production of policies only results in a larger market share to a limited extent. These are indicators that competition on the life insurance...

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  • NMa: Merger housing corporations in Eindhoven cleared


    Two housing corporations in Eindhoven have been given permission to merge. After a thorough investigation, the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) issued a license for the merger of Woonstichting Hertog Hendrik van Lotharingen (HHvL) and...

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  • NMa: More room for entry in concert and ticket branch


    The Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) expects the opportunity for entry in the concert and ticket branch to increase. Ticket Service, TicketBox and Mojo have either removed exclusivity clauses from their contracts or promised to do so shortly....

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  • NMa Calls for Better and Larger House Auctions


    The Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) has not identified any concrete infringements of the prohibition on cartels with regard to sales under execution of houses. NMa conclude

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  • NMa Will Conduct a Further Investigation into the Merger of Housing Corporations in Eindhoven


    The Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) is to conduct a further investigation into the merger of two housing corporations in Eindhoven. According to NMa, a dominant position may arise or be strengthened on the market for social housing, in...

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  • NMa closes investigation into security services sector


    The Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) has closed its probe into possibly anti-competitive practices in the security services sector (turnover of well over EUR 1 billion). The investigation into the sector (focusing on manned guarding in...

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