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Directorate-General Competition (COMP)

Met dank overgenomen van Europa Nu.

This Directorate-General is responsible for the implementation of competition rules as to ensure competition in the single EU market is not disrupted. The aim of their work is to ensure the welfare of the consumers and strengthening the competitiveness of the EU.

The main tasks of the DG are:

  • contest the establishment of cartels
  • evaluation and approval of mergers
  • liberalisation of markets and monitoring state interference
  • preventing unfair competition of enterprises by use of government aid
  • control of government aid regarding regional development and research programmes
  • international cooperation
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 254 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
30.11.2016  Final Report of the Sector Inquiry on Capacity Mechanisms.
Report com(2016)752
 
30.11.2016  Staff working document accompanying the final Report of the Sector Inquiry on Capacity Mechanisms.
swd(2016)385
 
27.06.2016  Signing of the Agreement between the EU and Canada regarding the application of their competition laws.
Decision com(2016)421
 
27.06.2016  Conclusion of the Agreement between the EU and Canada regarding the application of their competition laws.
Decision com(2016)423
 
15.06.2016  Report on Competition Policy 2015.
Report com(2016)393
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 23 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
11.06.2013  Rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions of the Member States and of the EU.
Directive com(2013)404
 
01.06.2012  Signing of an Agreement with Switzerland concerning cooperation on the application of competition laws.
Decision com(2012)244
 
01.06.2012  Conclusion of an Agreement with Switzerland concerning cooperation on the application of competition laws.
Decision com(2012)245
 
20.07.2010  State aid to facilitate the closure of uncompetitive coal mines.
Regulation com(2010)372
 
14.12.2005  Repeal of Regulation (EEC) No 4056/86 laying down detailed rules for the application of Articles 85 and 86 to maritime transport, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 ...
Regulation com(2005)651
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 12 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
11.01.2008  Conclusion of the Agreement with the Government of Korea concerning cooperation on anti-competitive activities.
Decision sec(2007)1731
 
21.01.2004  Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1177/2002 concerning a temporary defensive mechanism to shipbuilding.
Regulation com(2004)26
 
07.11.2001  EC position within the EC-Turkey Association Council, concerning a Decision of the EC-Turkey Association Council adopting the implementing rules necessary for the ...
Decision com(2001)632
 
19.03.1997  Aid to certain shipyards under restructuring.
Regulation com(1997)132
 
12.09.1996  Amendment of Council Regulation 4064/89 on the control of concentrations between undertakings-Articles 87 and 235.
Regulation com(1996)313