It includes the legislation on leniency, guidelines on the method of setting fines, settlement procedure for cartels cases, compilations of EU Cartel legislation, other antitrust...
State aid legislation
Collection of current rules in force, reviewed legislation and rules which are no longer effective.
Antitrust rules are contained in various legal instruments. The basic (and brief) provisions are contained in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. A number of regulations...
Cooperation with national courts
National courts play a key role in the enforcement of European competition policy. This section provides information on the application of Antitrust and State aid law by national courts.
Actions for Damages
Infringements of the EU antitrust rules (Articles 101 and 102 TFEU), such as cartels or abuse of a dominant position in the market, are not only detrimental for the economy and consumers...
Sector inquiry into financial services
The European Commission launched inquiries into competition in financial services in June 2005, pursuant to Article 17 of Regulation (EC) No 1/2003. The financial services sector enquiry...
The main legislative texts for merger decisions are the EC Merger Regulation and the Implementing Regulation.
Sector inquiry into telecommunications (leased lines)
On 27 July 1999 the Commission decided to open an inquiry relating, among other things, to the provision and pricing of leased lines in the fifteen Member States. For the purpose of the...
Sector inquiry into telecommunications (roaming)
The Commission decided on 27 July 1999 to open a sector inquiry across the European Union covering three areas in the telecommunications sector. For practical reasons, the Commission is...
Sector inquiry into energy and environment
On 29 April 2015, the European Commission launched a State aid sector inquiry into national capacity mechanisms. The inquiry aims at gathering information on capacity mechanisms to...
Sector inquiry into e-commerce
This sector inquiry will allow the Commission to identify possible competition concerns affecting European e-commerce markets. It focuses particularly on potential barriers erected by...
Sector inquiry into media (3G)
The Sector Inquiry was initiated in the beginning of 20042. The aim of the Sector Inquiry was to allow the European Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authority to develop a...