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Title Policy activity Closing date Results &
follow-up
Draft Communication on State aid to promote important projects of common European interest State aid 28.02.2014 Contributions
Consultation on the draft Union Framework for State aid for Research, Development and Innovation State aid 17.02.2014  
Draft Guidelines on environmental and energy State aid for 2014-2020
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State aid 14.02.2014  
Consultation on a draft General Block Exemption Regulation (the GBER) on state aid measures   State aid 12.02.2014 Contributions
Modernising state aid through better evaluation State aid 24.01.2014 Contributions
State aid for rescuing and restructuring non-financial undertakings in difficulty State aid 31.12.2013 Contributions
Draft Block Exemption Regulation on State aid to the agriculture and forestry sector and in rural areas State aid 19.11.2013  
39939 - Samsung - Enforcement of UMTS standard essential patents Antitrust 18.11.2013  
Consultation on the prolongation of the period of application of the General block exemption Regulation ('GBER prolongation') State aid 08.11.2013 Contributions
Information request: Availability of short term export credit insurance for exports to Greece State aid 06.11.2013  
Revision of the De Minimis Notice (antitrust) Antitrust 03.10.2013 Contributions
State aid to airports and airlines State aid 25.09.2013  
Consultation on the draft Union guidelines on State aid to promote risk finance investments State aid 18.09.2013 Contributions
Market test: Deutsche Bahn I / II / III (39678 / 39731 / 39915) Antitrust 14.09.2013  
Towards more effective EU merger control Mergers 12.09.2013 Contributions
Consultation on additional categories for a revised draft General Block Exemption Regulation on state aid measures ('GBER II') State aid 10.09.2013 Contributions
Consultation on the second draft of the new de minimis Regulation replacing Regulation No 1998/2006 State aid 09.09.2013 Contributions
39398 - VISA MIF Antitrust 14.07.2013  
Consultation on a draft General Block Exemption Regulation (the GBER) on state aid measures State aid 28.06.2013 Contributions
Assessing State aid for films and other audiovisual works State aid 28.06.2013 Contributions
EU merger control – Draft revision of simplified procedure and merger implementing regulation  Mergers 19.06.2013 Contributions
Assessing State aid for films and other audiovisual works State aid 28.06.2013 Contributions
39740 - Market test: Google Antitrust 27.05.2013  
39847 - Market test: E-books Antitrust 21.05.2013  
Draft proposal for a revised block exemption for technology transfer agreements and for revised guidelines Antitrust 17.05.2013 Contributions
Consultation on the first draft of the new de minimis Regulation replacing Regulation No 1998/2006 State aid 15.05.2013 Contributions
Consultation on the paper of the services of DG Competition containing draft guidelines on regional State aid for 2014-2020 State aid 11.03.2013 Contributions
State aid rules for agriculture and forestry State aid 20.03.2013  
39595 - Continental/United/Lufthansa/Air Canada Antitrust: Commission market tests commitments from Star Alliance members Lufthansa, United and Air Canada concerning transatlantic cooperation Antitrust 21.01.2013  
Information request: Availability of short term export credit insurance for exports to Greece State aid 23.11.2012  
Community Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and environmental support measures in the General Block Exemption Regulation State aid 23.10.2012 Contributions
39847 - Market test: Commitments proposed by Hachette Livre, Harper Collins, Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, Simon & Schuster and Apple Antitrust 19.10.2012  
Consultation on the de minimis Regulation No 1998/2006
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State aid 18.10.2012 Contributions
Revision of the Guidelines on State aid to support SME access to risk capital State aid 05.10.2012 Contributions
State aid modernisation: reform of State aid procedures State aid 05.10.2012 Contributions
Draft Communication on State aid to short-term export-credit insurance State aid 21.09.2012 Contributions
Consultation on The General Block Exemption Regulation (the GBER) State aid 12.09.2012 Contributions
39230 - Market test: commitments proposed by Rio Tinto Alcan in markets for aluminium smelting Antitrust 10.09.2012  
Revision of the Guidelines on public funding to broadband networks State aid 03.09.2012 Contributions
39654 - Market test: improved commitments on Reuters Instrument Codes
Antitrust 12.08.2012  
Assessing State aid for films and other audiovisual works State aid 14.06.2012 Contributions
The future of the guidelines on the application of competition rules on restrictive business practices to maritime transport services Antitrust 27.07.2012 Contributions
Consultation on review of the Community guidelines on state aid to maritime transport State aid 14.05.2012 Contributions
Consultation on the revision of the European Union rules on regional state aid State aid 26.04.2012 Contributions
39736 - Areva/Siemens Antitrust 14.04.2012  
Consultation on the Review of the EU state aid rules for research, development and innovation (R&D&I) State aid 24.02.2012 Contributions
Revision of the rules for the assessment of licensing agreements for the transfer of technology under EU competition law Antitrust 03.02.2012 Contributions
Draft Commission Guidelines for State aid in the context of the amended EU Emissions Trading Scheme post 2012 State aid 31.01.2012 Contributions
39654 - Reuters Instrument Codes Antitrust 25.01.2012  
Consultation on the new texts regarding the application of State aid rules to Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI) State aid 21.10.2011 Contributions
39.692 - Notice published pursuant to Article 27(4) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 in Case COMP/C-3/39.692 /IBM – (Maintenance Services) Antitrust 19.10.2011  
Assessing State aid for films and other audiovisual works State aid 30.09.2011 Contributions
Draft Guidance Paper − Quantifying harm in actions for damages based on breaches of Article 101 or 102 of the Treaty
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Antitrust 30.09.2011 Contributions
Review of the Communication on short term export credit insurance State aid 23.09.2011 Contributions
Follow-up Consultation on the Draft Framework on State aid to Shipbuilding State aid 15.09.2011 Contributions
Revision of the Guidelines on public funding to broadband networks State aid 31.08.2011 Contributions
Amendment of the State aid Reporting obligations State aid 20.07.2011 Contributions
39592 - European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and others vs. Standard and Poor's Antitrust 14.06.2011  
Review of the Community guidelines on financing of airports and start-up aid to airlines departing from regional airports State aid 07.06.2011 Contributions
Best practices for cooperation among EU national competition authorities Mergers 27.05.2011 Contributions
The future Commission Guidelines for State aid in the context of the amended EU Emissions Trading Scheme State Aid 11.05.2011 Contributions
Towards a Coherent European Approach on Collective Redress European Union Law 30.04.2011 Contributions
Greek lignite and electricity markets Antitrust 11.02.2011  
Consultation on the Review of Rescue and Restructuring aid Guidelines State aid 02.02.2011 Contributions
Consultation on the Review of the Framework on State aid to Shipbuilding State aid 06.12.2010 Contributions
Amendment of the Temporary Community framework for State aid measures to support access to finance in the current financial and economic crisis - Prolongation of the Communication from the Commission to Member States pursuant to Article 93(1) of the EC Treaty applying Articles 92 and 93 of the Treaty to short-term export credit insurance - Mid term review of the Risk Capital Guidelines - Communication modifying the Risk Capital Guidelines State aid 26.10.2010  
State aid rules on services of general economic interest
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State aid 10.09.2010 Contributions
39.398 — VISA MIF / Market Test Notice (Art. 27(4)) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003) Antitrust - financial services 28.06.2010  
Revised rules for the assessment of horizontal cooperation agreements under EU competition law Antitrust 25.06.2010 Contributions
Questionnaire on the application of the Temporary Framework (18.03.2010) State aid 26.04.2010 Contributions
British Airways/American Airlines/Iberia - Market test notice (Art. 27(4) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003) Antitrust - transport 10.04.2010  
Eni - Market test notice (Art. 27(4) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003) Antitrust – energy 05.04.2010 See case file
Best practices in antitrust proceedings and submission of economic evidence; Hearing Officers' guidance paper Antitrust/Mergers 03.03.2010 Contributions
E.On gas foreclosure - Market test notice (Art. 27(4)) Antitrust 22.02.2010  
Review of the competition rules applicable to the motor vehicle sector Antitrust 10.02.2010 Contributions
Commission Working Document on the 'Applicability of Article 81 of the EC Treaty to multilateral interbank-payments in SEPA Direct Debit' Antitrust 14.12.2009  
Review of the competition rules applicable to agreements in the insurance sector Antitrust 30.11.2009 Contributions
Italian digital cinema tax credit State aid 31.10.2009 Contributions
Review of the competition rules applicable to vertical agreements Antitrust 28.09.2009 Contributions
Review of the competition law regime for the motor vehicle sector Antitrust 25.09.2009 Contributions
Questionnaire on the application of the Temporary Framework State aid 15.09.2009  
Draft recommendation on the regulatory treatment of New Generation Access networks Liberalisation 24.07.2009 Contributions
The aftermath of the expiry of Regulation (EC) No 1407/2002 on State aid to the coal industry State Aid 15.07.2009 Contributions
Market tests commitments proposed by IACS concerning ship classification market Antitrust 10.07.2009  
Online Commerce Roundtable Report on Opportunities and barriers to online retailing
This document does not necessarily represent the position of the Commission
Antitrust 30.06.2009 Contributions
Consultation on the Draft Community Guidelines on State aid to broadband networks State aid 22.06.2009 Contributions
Common principles for an economic assessment of the compatibility of State aid under Article 87.3 EC-Treaty
This draft non-paper by DG Competition does not necessarily represent the position of the Commission
State aid 11.06.2009  
Review of the Commission's 2001 Broadcasting Communication State aid 08.05.2009 Contributions
Guidance for an in-depth assessment of regional aid to large investment projects State aid 27.02.2009 Contributions
Criteria for the compatibility analysis of training State aid cases subject to individual notification State aid 27.02.2009 Contributions
Criteria for the compatibility analysis of State aid to disadvantaged and disabled workers subject to individual notification State aid 27.02.2009 Contributions
Preliminary findings of the pharmaceuticals sector inquiry Antitrust 31.01.2009 Contributions
Review of the current regime for the assessment of horizontal cooperation agreements under EU antitrust rules – public consultation Antitrust 30.01.2009 Contributions
Public consultation on a draft notice on Simplified procedure for treatment of certain types of State aid State aid 28.01.2009 Contributions
Public consultation on a draft Commission notice on Best Practices Code on the conduct of State aid control proceedings State aid 22.01.2009 Contributions
Draft Communication from the Commission on the application of State aid rules to public service broadcasting State aid 15.01.2009 Contributions
Commission market tests commitments proposed by RWE concerning German gas market Antitrust 05.01.2009  
Public consultation on the Commission Communication on the extension of its rules for State aid to film and audiovisual production State aid 12.12.2008 Contributions
Temporary framework for State aid measures to support access to finance in the current financial and economic crisis State aid 09.12.2008  
Consultation on the application of the EC Merger Regulation Mergers 01.12.2008 Contributions
Public consultation on the Review of block exemption of liner shipping consortia Antitrust 21.11.2008 Contributions
Public consultation on new Commission notice on State aid enforcement by national courts State aid 23.10.2008 Contributions
Opportunities in Online Goods and Services: Issues paper Antitrust 15.10.2008  
Consultation in view of the preparation of the report on the functioning of Regulation 1/2003 Antitrust 30.09.2008 Contributions
Consultation on Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation Antitrust 31.07.2008 Contributions
Consultation on the functioning of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation Antitrust 17.07.2008 Contributions
White paper on Damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules Antitrust 15.07.2008 Contributions
Market test on commitments proposed by E.ON concerning German electricity markets Antitrust 12.07.2008  
Third draft general block exemption regulation State aid 28.03.2008 Contributions
2nd draft revised Commission Notice on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to State aid in the form of guarantees State aid 28.03.2008  
Questionnaire for public consultation on the Revision of the Communication from the Commission on the application of State aid rules to public service broadcasting State aid 10.03.2008 Contributions
Draft legislative package to introduce settlement procedure for cartels Antitrust 21.12.2007 Contributions
Questionnaire for public consultation on the Revision of the Community Guidelines on State Aid for Rescuing and Restructuring Firms in Difficulty State aid 30.11.2007  
Commission adopts draft Guidelines in the maritime transport sector Antitrust 09.11.2007  
Second draft of the Community guidelines on State aid for environmental protection State aid 05.11.2007  
Draft general block exemption regulation State Aid 08.10.2007 Contributions
Draft revised Commission Notice on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to State aid in the form of guarantees State Aid 25.09.2007  
Proposal for a Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 794/2004 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 659/1999 laying down detailed rules for the application of Article 93 of the EC Treaty (procedural rules and notification forms) State Aid 20.08.2007  
Draft Community guidelines for State aid for environmental protection State Aid 25.06.2007  
Draft revised Notice on Merger Remedies and draft amendments to Merger Implementing Regulation Mergers 29.06.2007 Contributions
Draft general block exemption regulation State Aid 03.06.2007 Contributions
Draft Commission Guidelines on the assessment of non-horizontal mergers Mergers 13.05.2007 Contributions
Interim report of the business insurance sector inquiry Antitrust 10.04.2007  
Draft Commission Consolidated Jurisdictional Notice Mergers 01.12.2006 Contributions
Document prepared by the services of DG Competition proposing a new methodology for setting the reference rate State Aid 30.11.2006  
Commission staff paper - 5 October 2006. Draft proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 994/98 of 7 May 1998 on the application of Articles 92 and 93 of the Treaty establishing the European Community to certain categories of horizontal state aid. State Aid 09.11.2006  
Developments in car retailing and after-sales markets under Regulation 1400/2002 Antitrust 30.10.2006  
Public consultation on amendment of the Leniency Notice Antitrust 27.10.2006 Contributions
Consultative issues paper on information exchanges in liner shipping.
Press release IP/06/1283
Antitrust 31.10.2006 Contributions
Revised Commission proposal for an amended de minimis rule State Aid 20.10.2006  
Draft Community framework for state aid for research and development and innovation State Aid 13.10.2006  
Interim report: Current Accounts and Related Services Antitrust 09.10.2006
Draft Commission Regulation on prolongation of the block exemption regulation on State aid for employment, SME and training - Invitation to submit comments State Aid 25.08.2006  
Revised Commission proposal for an amended de minimis rule State aid 10.07.2006 Contributions
Draft Commission Regulation on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to national regional investment aid State aid 03.07.2006  
Competition in EU securities trading and posttrading pdf (217 KB) Antitrust 30.06.2006 Contributions
Public consultation on the Interim Report on Payment Cards and Payment Systems Antitrust 21.06.2006 Contributions
Community framework for state aid for research and development and innovation State aid 30.05.2006 Contributions
Draft Community guidelines on State aid and risk capital to small- and medium-sized enterprises State aid 12.05.2006  
Public Consultation on the Preliminary report of the Energy Sector Inquiry Antitrust 01.05.2006 Contributions
Green Paper - Damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules Antitrust 21.04.2006 Contributions
Public consultation on discussion paper on the application of Article 82 to exclusionary abuses Antitrust 31.03.2006 Contributions
Public consultation of intended amendment to the Commission's 2002 Leniency Notice Antitrust 20.03.2006  
Public consultation on a Draft Commission Regulation on the application of Article 81 (3) of the Treaty to certain categories of agreements and concerted practices concerning consultations on passenger tariffs on scheduled air services and slot allocation at airports. Antitrust 18.03.2006 Contributions
Communication from the Commission - Consultation document on state aid for innovation
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State aid 21.11.2005  Link to contributions
Revision of the Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection - questionnaire for public consultation
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State aid 10.10.2005  Contributions
State Aid action plan: Less and better targeted state aid: a roadmap for state aid reform 2005 - 2009 pdf State aid 15.09.2005  Contributions
Public consultation - Renewal of Commission Regulation 1617/93 (Discussion Document)
Discussion document on the renewal of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1617/93 (IATA Tariff and Slot Conferences) pdf (472 KB)
Annex 3 of the Discussion document pdf (358 KB)
Air Transport 02.04.2005 Contributions
Public consultation on the revision of the 1997 notice on the internal rules of procedure for processing requests for access to the file in antitrust and merger cases (Access to documents) All areas 02.12.2004 Contributions pdf (361 KB)
Securities trading, clearing, central counterparties and settlement in EU 25 - June 2005 pdf (608 KB)
Overview of EU25 securities trading, clearing, central counterparties, and securities settlement pdf (2036 KB)
Invitation to Comment pdf
Extension of Deadline pdf
Antitrust 30.10.2004
extended to 15.12.2004
Contributions
Public consultation - Renewal of Commission Regulation 1617/93
Consultation document on the renewal of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1617/93 (IATA Tariff and Slot Conferences)
Air Transport 06.9.2004 Contributions
Public consultation - Renewal of Commission Regulation 823/2000 - Consultation Document on the renewal of Commission Regulation (EC) No 823/2000 (consortia regulation) Martitime Transport 30.6.2004 Contributions
Public consultation on three draft Commission Notices in the field of Merger Control Merger Control 26.5.2004 Contributions
and Documents concerned
The EC Merger Implementing Regulation
Draft Regulation
Merger Control 11.3.2004 Contributions

  
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