Directorate-General Competition (COMP)

Source: 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 276 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
07.10.2021  Competition policy - annual report 2021.
ini(2021)2185
 
28.05.2021  Commission Evaluation Report on the operation of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (EU) No 461/2010.
Report com(2021)264
 
05.05.2021  Foreign subsidies distorting the internal market.
Regulation com(2021)223
 
09.07.2020  Report on Competition Policy 2019.
Report com(2020)302
 
17.06.2020  WHITE PAPER on levelling the playing field as regards foreign subsidies.
com(2020)253
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 21 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
06.06.2018  Amendment of Council Regulation 2015/1588 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU to certain categories of horizontal State ...
Regulation com(2018)398
 
22.03.2017  Proposal for a directive to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal ...
Directive com(2017)142
 
24.07.2013  Payment services in the internal market.
Directive com(2013)547
 
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
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 13 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