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  • Directors of ACM departments announced


    The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM), which will officially be created on January 1, 2013, will have seven directors and one chief economist. All of these individuals come from one of the three regulatory authorities that will...

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  • NMa launches study into switching barriers with regard to financial products


    The Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) will investigate whether or not consumers are faced with switching barriers with regard to financial products they heavily use. Switchin

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  • NMa begins enforcement of Dutch Act on Government and Free Markets


    Four rules to prevent unfair competition came into effect on July 1, 2012, for situations where the government competes with undertakings. These rules have been laid down in the new Dutch Act on Government and Free Markets, which is an amendment to the...

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  • NMa closes three cases in the home care industry


    The Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) decided not to impose fines it had previously imposed on seven home care institutions.Home care providers in Dutch regions Kennemerland

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  • NMa: Acquisition of locations of supermarket chain Jumbo by two rivals cleared


    The Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) has cleared the acquisition of 82 locations of Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo by rival supermarket chain Ahold. In addition, Coop, anothe

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  • NMa accepts measures put forward by Amsterdam universities


    The Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) has ended its investigation into VU University Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Both universities have stated they will not coordinate tuition fees for a second college degree with one...

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  • NMa conditionally clears merger between Dutch manufacturers of frozen food snacks


    The two biggest convenience food manufacturers in the Netherlands, Buitenfood (with its flagship brand Van Dobben) and Ad van Geloven (with its flagship brand Mora), are allowed to merge. The product range of both manufacturers include popular,...

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  • NMa takes new steps in GP care, together with trade association


    The Dutch National Association of General Practitioners (LHV) and the regional Circles of LHV have made a commitment to the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) to no longer neg

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  • NMa 2011 Annual Bulletin


    The Annual Bulletin touches on the most interesting cases and events directly related to the themes highlighted in the NMa’s 2010-2011 Agenda. As in previous years, in 2011, the NMa covered a wide range of markets. Its 2010-2011 Agenda designated the...

  • The NMa saved Dutch households an average of EUR 33 in 2012


    The Netherlands Competition Authority has published its 2012 Annual Report.

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