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European Competition Network


The European Commission and the national competition authorities in all EU Member States cooperate with each other through the European Competition Network (ECN).

This creates an effective mechanism to counter companies which engage in cross-border practices restricting competition. As European competition rules are applied by all members of the ECN, the ECN provides means to ensure their effective and consistent application. Through the ECN, the competition authorities inform each other of proposed decisions and take on board comments from the other competition authorities. In this way, the ECN allows the competition authorities to pool their experience and identify best practices. Read more >

The Members of the ECN have also engaged in cooperation and exchange of best practices in the area of merger control by setting up an EU Merger Working Group. Read more >

What's new?

Twenty-fourth issue of the ECN Brief pdf - 17 July 2014

Ten Years of Antitrust Enforcement under Regulation 1/2003: Achievements and Future Perspectives - 09 July 2014

ECN Recommendations on investigative and decision making powers published - 10 December 2013