Monday, 4 May 2009

EU: Detailed competition policy implementation paper posted

In a quick post, we drew our readers’ attention to the Commission’s Communication Report on the functioning of Regulation 1/2003 (Brussels, 29.4.2009 COM(2009) 206 final).

Later we added a comment to guide readers to the blog post Commission Report on How Regulation 1/2003 Works, by the EU Law Blog, which offers a neat explanation of the issues as well as links to the original Regulation, the Commission Report and the Staff Working Paper.


Staff Working Document

The accompanying Commission staff working document SEC(2009) 574 has now been posted more officially on the Eur-Lex pages as well (at 29 April 2009).

We add the exact references for the 97 page detailed document:

Commission Staff Working Paper accompanying the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and Council Report on the functioning of Regulation 1/2003 {COM(2009) 206 final}; Brussels, 29.4.2009 SEC(2009) 574 final.


Regulation 1/2003

Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 of 16 December 2002 on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty was originally published in the Official Journal 4.1.2003 L 1/1.

This text with EEA relevance has since been amended. The latest consolidated version of Regulation 1/2003 is of 16 October 2006.

Ralf Grahn