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By Robin Struijlaart The automotive sector remains under close scrutiny of the European Commission. The recent press release of the European Commission on the opening of a formal investigation into German car manufacturers constitutes a new chapter in a line of cartel investigations into the automotive sector that has been going on for several years now. […]

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