BRUSSELS — A European Commission (EC) court upholds an anti-competition ruling against Volkswagen AG but reduces the fine. The EC in January 1998 found VW broke the law by instructing dealerships in Italy to refuse sales to customers that live outside the country. European Union common market regulations say a customer can go to any EU country for the best deal. At the time, customers from throughout Europe — particularly Germany and Austria — were traveling to Italy to buy cars, since a ...

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