Italy authority expects to review EU court ruling soon
November 24, 2020
Europe

Italy authority expects to review EU court ruling

MILAN (ITALY) – Italian communications authority AGCOM has started a review of a top EU court ruling regarding a dispute between France’s Vivendi and Italian broadcaster Mediaset. This could completely overturn Italy’s communications laws, sources said on Wednesday.

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled last week that an Italian law which put Vivendi, Mediaset’s second-biggest shareholder, under pressure to nullify most of its voting rights in the Italian group violated EU rules.

A person close to the matter said AGCOM is expected to reach a conclusion shortly.

Sources said AGCOM expects to clarify in 10 days whether the Italian antitrust law is still active after the EU court ruling.

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