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What is competition policy?
Why is competition policy important for consumers?
How does the Commission apply competition policy?
EU institutions and competition policy
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What is competition policy?

Competition policy is basically about making sure that companies compete with each other on an equal footing – on the basis of their products and prices – with no unfair advantages.

Why is competition policy important for consumers?

When companies are forced to compete with each other, consumers win. New, better products are developed. Prices go down. Read more about how this works 

How does the Commission apply EU competition policy?

The Commission brings cases against companies in many different industries – often with a direct impact on the products and services that consumers use.

EU institutions and competition policy

How does the Commission work with other EU institutions, stakeholder groups and citizens?