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What is competition policy?
Why is competition policy important for consumers?
State aid in the time of the pandemic
EU institutions and competition policy

Delivering for consumers

What is competition policy?

Competition puts businesses under constant pressure to offer the best possible range of goods at the best possible prices, because if they don't, consumers have the choice to buy elsewhere. In a free market, business should be a competitive game with consumers as the beneficiaries.

Sometimes companies try to limit competition. To preserve well-functioning product markets, authorities like the Commission must prevent or correct anti-competitive behaviour. To achieve this, the Commission monitors: