European Competition Network
Cooperation in merger control
The EU Merger Working Group
The EU Merger Working Group, established in Brussels in 2010, consists of representatives of the European Commission and the national authorities of the European Union who have responsibility for merger review ("NCAs") together with observers from the NCAs of the European Economic Area.
The objective of the Working Group is to foster increased consistency, convergence and cooperation among EU merger jurisdictions. The group's mandate is to identify areas of possible improvements regarding issues arising in relation to mergers with cross-border impact, and to explore possible solutions, focusing on what is feasible within the existing legal frameworks, and drawing from agency practices and experience.