"Historical" news on the antitrust front:
A few days ago, N. Kroes blocked her first merger since in office. The Commission stroke down the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus by RyanAir. Michael O'Leary (RyanAir's CEo) - who made in the past harsh comments on the Commission - declared this time that the decision was a "nakedly political decision" (allegedly, the Irish government is hostile to the takeover, and gathered support from DG Comp)... RyanAir declared it would challenge the Commission's decision before the CFI.
Yesterday, in Leegin, the US Supreme Court overruled a 100 years-old legal precedent (the Dr. Miles case) which had held that Resale Price Maintenance was per se illegal. Such arrangements should now be analyzed pursuant to a rule of reason analysis.