Daimler AG

EU investigators inspect German automakers

The European Union's antitrust watchdog said Monday that investigators have conducted inspections at a number of German automakers over cartel concerns.

The European Commission, which polices competition, said that Monday's inspections came amid "concerns that several German car manufacturers may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices."

German national competition regulators accompanied the EU investigators on the pre-announced inspections.

The EU Commission did not say which automakers were involved, but said the inspections do not imply guilt.

Daimler said separately that investigators were on its...

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