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Commission to revise rules on rivals' agreements

The Register - The European Commission will revise its rules on agreements between competitors to help companies to agree on technical standards, it has said. The move is designed to help encourage cross-border trade in digital goods and services.

Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia said that an EU digital single market could only emerge if strong competition existed.

"Open networks are of little use without competitive prices, and we will keep this under close review," he said. "Limiting the availability of interoperability information can be used as a technical means to stifle competition, and we will continue to carefully scrutinise companies’ actions in this area."