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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: 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 clears merger between housing corporations Ymere and Woonmaatschappij


    The Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) has approved the merger between the housing corporations Ymere and Woonmaatschappij. The competition agency has established after investigation that the merger does not substantially impede competition in the...

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  • NMa: no violations on auto repair market


    No violations of the Competition Act have been established on the auto repair market, concludes the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) after carrying out an extensive market analysis, launched partly because it had received a substantial number of...

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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 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 fines former executives of energy supplier Greenchoice


    In late 2011, the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) fined Dutch energy supplier Greenchoice for sending its final bills too late, or even failing to send any final bills at all, to customers that had cancelled their contracts and who were...

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  • The Netherlands, Great Britain and Belgium to evaluate their mutual gas trade


    The Dutch, Belgian and British energy regulators will jointly review the arrangements on gas trade between these countries. The purpose of this review is to find out whether gas pi

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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: 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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