Judgment in Case C-559/16 Birgit Bossen, Anja Bossen and Gudula Gräßmann v Brussels Airlines SA/NV

The compensation payable to passengers in the event of cancellation or long delay of a connecting flight must be calculated according to the radial distance between the departure and arrival airports. The fact that the distance actually covered by such a flight is, as a result of the connection, greater than the distance between the [...]

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer

The Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission has concerns that the merger may reduce competition in areas such as pesticides, seeds and traits. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Seeds and pesticide products are essential for farmers and [...]

Guangzhou and Germany Strengthen International Business Opportunities With Increased Trade Volume and Cross-Border Development

Early 2017 data shows increased levels of trade collaboration between Germany and Guangzhou, China's most integral business centre and key international trade hub. In the first quarter of 2017, the goods trading volume between Guangzhou and Germany soared to nearly $1.38 billion - up 62.5%. By the first quarter of 2017, 144 German companies had invested [...]

Europe Dominates New Ranking on Business Talent

Europe is home to nine of the 10 economies worldwide that are best equipped to develop, attract and retain business talent, a major new study has highlighted. Only Hong Kong challenges the continent's grip on the top spots in the latest World Talent Ranking, a prestigious annual report by leading global business school IMD. The [...]