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EC Competition

EC Competition

Main Address


European Commission (EC)
Directorate-General for Competition
B-1049 Brussels
Offices are located at:
Rue Joseph II / Jozef II straat 70
B-1000 Brussels

Organization Profile


The mission of the Competition Directorate General is to enforce the competition rules of the Community Treaties in order to ensure that competition in the EU market is not distorted, thereby contributing to the welfare of consumers and the competitiveness of the European economy. The Competition DG is headed by Philip Lowe.

The EC Competition main areas of activity are:

Application of articles 81 & 82 of the European Community Treaty and article 65 of the European Coal and Steel Community Treaty;

Merger Control:
Application of Council Regulation 4064/89 on the control of concentrations between undertakings and of article 66 of the European Coal and Steel Community Treaty;

Liberalization and State Intervention:
Application of articles 31 and 86 of the European Community Treaty;

State Aid:
Application of articles 86 and 87-89 of the European Community Treaty and articles 4, 56 and 95 of the European Coal and Steel Community Treaty;
The EC Competition DG also deals with the international dimension of competition policy, as partner of the industrially developed countries (i.e. USA, Japan, Canada, etc.) or as a counselor to countries with transforming economies (i.e. countries of Eastern and Central Europe).

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European Commission Competition



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