18 Total Quotes

Neelie Kroes Quotes

The E.U.-U.S. Open Aviation Area agreement therefore envisages the establishment of a broadly similar cooperation framework between the Commission and the Department of Transportation.
Neelie Kroes
#Agreement

The election of this excellent politician would be wonderful for the whole of Europe,
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#Elections

I am determined to ensure that member states do not stand in the way of mergers falling within the commission's exclusive competence.
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#Determined

I am determined to use competition law to protect European industry and consumers.
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#Competition

We have to follow the rules.
Neelie Kroes
#Rules

Consolidation in the skiing equipment industry cannot be allowed to lead to higher prices, lower quality or less innovative products,
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#Quality

It is not acceptable for customers in one member state to pay the price for a company to become a bigger player in other member states. The ruling shows that in these cases it is essential that companies propose adequate remedies in order to guarantee sufficient competition from other firms.
Neelie Kroes
#Company

I wanted to ensure that consumers would not have to pay higher prices for the life-saving medical devices produced by these two companies,
Neelie Kroes
#Life

I have given Microsoft every opportunity to comply with its obligations. However, I have been left with no alternative other than to proceed via the formal route to ensure Microsoft's compliance.
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#Opportunity

I have given Microsoft every opportunity to comply with its obligations.
Neelie Kroes
#Opportunity

Greece must implement this (law) immediately to ensure that Greek businesses and households are no longer denied the benefits enjoyed in other member states in terms of lower-priced and better-quality fixed (telephone lines) and access to new broadband services.
Neelie Kroes
#Law

Persistent concentration is a core problem in the markets. So there can be no alternative to meticulous scrutiny of future merger operations.
Neelie Kroes
#Future

You can take this as a gentle word of warning, if you like. We are just at the beginning of a period of more intensive antitrust enforcement.
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#Beginning

There is a complete lack of timely and reliable information for both competitors and consumers.
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#Information

Most gas and electricity markets remain highly concentrated. This reflects the old market structure of national or regional monopolies. Incumbents often retain a firm control of the liberalized markets, each of them within its own traditional territory.
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#Electricity

Financial support must truly target market failures or support the delivery of broadband in rural and remote areas. The Commission will ensure that state aid does not distort competition to an extent contrary to the common interest by crowding-out private initiative.
Neelie Kroes
#Support

The payment cards industry in Europe remains national and some local players are preventing competition from developing.
Neelie Kroes
#Competition

Both gas and electricity markets are still largely national.
Neelie Kroes
#Electricity