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Hi

How do you understand this sentence: We have acted on numerous EC and UK cartel investigations.

EC=European Commission

Does it mean that they acted on numerous investigations in EC and UK, or maybe something else?

Does it make sense: We acted on investigations in European Commission and United Kingdom.

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Hi,

I suggest that this whole sentence needs rephrasing, because it does not seem to consider the fact that the UK is part of the EC.

Clive
Clive
Hi,

I suggest that this whole sentence needs rephrasing, because it does not seem to consider the fact that the UK is part of the EC.

Clive

Hi. It's the whole sentence.

We have acted on numerous EC and UK cartel investigations, such as the EC aviation insurance and reinsurance investigation, the EC steel cartel investigation, the UK roofing cartel investigation, the UK and EC readymix concrete cartel investigations.

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Hi,

What's the difference between an EC investigation and a UK investigation? What I mean is, why can't you call a UK investigation an EC investigation? Does an EC investigation have to involve more than one country in the EC?

Clive
CliveHi,

What's the difference between an EC investigation and a UK investigation? What I mean is, why can't you call a UK investigation an EC investigation? Does an EC investigation have to involve more than one country in the EC?

Clive

I didn't write this sentence. I'm just trying to translate it, and I don't get it just like you, I guess Emotion: smile
I would take an EC investigation to mean something instigated at international level - although it may only involve one country (and here we aren't told that it is the UK in any case, they might have been working in France for example) it was on behalf of part of the EC governmental/regulatory system and organised from Brussels. (EC HQ)

A UK investigation is an internal matter created by part of the UK government/one of its regulatory bodies. No involvement of any organisations at EC level.

A bit like the difference between a state and a federal investigation in the states? Or an investigation in an individual school and the nation's education system?

Although we are members of the EC each country still pretty much runs its own affairs.
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Nona The BritI would take an EC investigation to mean something instigated at international level - although it may only involve one country (and here we aren't told that it is the UK in any case, they might have been working in France for example) it was on behalf of part of the EC governmental/regulatory system and organised from Brussels. (EC HQ)

A UK investigation is an internal matter created by part of the UK government/one of its regulatory bodies. No involvement of any organisations at EC level.

A bit like the difference between a state and a federal investigation in the states? Or an investigation in an individual school and the nation's education system?

Although we are members of the EC each country still pretty much runs its own affairs.

Hi

So I should understand it that they acted on numerous cartel investigation at EC (European Commission)level and UK level? Emotion: wink
Just a small question: Why did you translate EC as European Commission, Newguest? In the context it seems more likely to mean European Community.

I think Nona's comparison to the US sounds logical. Here in the US there can be investigations at a state level as well as at a federal/national level.
The European Commission is is the executive branch of the European Union .
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