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Competition Policy

Competition Policy

Competition policy encourages companies to offer consumers goods and services on the most favourable terms. It encourages efficiency and innovation and reduces prices. To be effective, competition requires companies to act independently of each other, and subject to the  pressure exerted by their competitors.

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Competition case search

Searches for published decisions can be carried out under policy area, case number, title and date.

Whistle-blower Communication Tools

Knowledge of cartels or other antitrust infringements can be shared anonymously with the Commission to help detect, stop and punish such infringements.

Who's in charge

Chief Competition Economist

The Chief Economist is part of the Commission's Directorate General for Competition, and assists in evaluating the economic impact of its actions.

Hearing officers

The main role of the Hearing Officer is to safeguard the effective exercise of procedural rights throughout competition proceedings.


The European Commission cooperates with competition authorities of non-EU countries both on policy and enforcement issues of mutual interest.

Other Competition topics

Public Consultations

Open consultations on competition policy. “Have Your Say” on Commission initiatives at key stages in the legislative process.