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Competition Policy

Joint Statement of the European Competition Network on the situation in Ukraine

In its joint statement of 20th March, the European Competition Network (ECN) condemned Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine in the strongest possible terms.  The statement emphasised that the objectives of fairness and a level playing field between companies remain relevant even times of crisis. The statement also affirmed that some forms of cooperation between companies may be necessary to ensure the production, supply and distribution of scarce products, however should companies take advantage of the situation by forming cartels or abusing their dominant position, swift action would be taken against them.