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Competition Policy

Merger control in the EU – further simplification of procedures

Policy field

Competition: Mergers


Target group

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

The most affected groups of stakeholders include undertakings that have to comply with the provisions of EU merger control law and EU citizens and undertakings that benefit from effective EU merger control.

Other important stakeholders are industry and business organisations, consumer associations, formal and informal associations of professionals in EU competition law and policy, as well as national competition authorities, national ministries and other government bodies in charge of competition law and policy, and academia.


Period of consultation

From 06.05.2022 to 03.06.2022


Objective of the consultation

The purpose of this public consultation is to gather stakeholder feedback on the draft revised Merger Implementing Regulation and the draft revised Notice on Simplified Procedure, and in particular on the changes that the Commission proposes. The public consultation on these drafts forms an integral part of the fact-finding carried out by the Commission. It will inform the impact assessment, on which the final versions of the revised Merger Implementing Regulation and the Notice on Simplified Procedure will be based.


Consultation document  / Questionnaire


Reference documents and other, related consultations


Contributions to this consultation


Contact details

Responsible service:
Directorate-General for Competition – Unit A.2. – Merger Case Support and Policy
Please always indicate the reference number in your correspondence: HT.6038

COMP-A2-MAILatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (COMP-A2-MAIL[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Postal address:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Competition
Merger Registry
1049 Bruxelles /Brussel
Belgique /België