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General publications on competition policy

Our digital publication about 60 years of EU Competition Policy. Testimonials, articles and background.
COMP in Action
This flagship publication gives you a unique insight into what happened in Competition Policy in the recent past. It shows how Competition Policy is shaped and implemented. It shows Competition in Action - with interviews and background articles.


Annual report on competition policy
The Annual report provides detailed information on the most important policy and legislative initiatives, and on decisions adopted by the European Commission in application of EU competition law during the previous calendar year. The report is composed by two documents: a Communication from the Commission (available in 22 languages) and the Commission Staff Working paper describing the developments in more detail (available in English, French and German).

Survey on how stakeholders view competition
This is the first comprehensive survey of stakeholders' views on competitions actions. Published in October 2010.


Competition Policy Brief
Occasional papers by staff of the Competition Directorate–General of the European Commission about policy issues and key cases. This section includes the archive of the discontinued Competition Policy Newsletter.

e-Newsletter: Competition weekly news summary
Short summaries and links to press releases on key developments on antitrust (including cartels), merger control and State aid control, selected speeches by the Commissioner for competition and judgements from the European Court of Justice.

e-Newsletter: Announcements and publications
e-Newsletter: Announcements and publications
Other announcements about competition policy, including public consultations, technical studies, reports and other publications, such as the report on car prices within the European Union.


Brochures and factsheets

EU competition policy and the consumer

A short overview of competition policy.
Available in 22 languages, also in print: bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv

Factsheets Factsheet: "Competition Policy in the European Union" A short description of the Commission's role.  bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv


Articles and other publications by the Chief Competition Economist staff

Documents not published on this website

To request documents held by the Commission and not available on this website, please consult this information.

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