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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.


How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.

Received contributions will be published on this webpage.  Submissions that are clearly marked "confidential" will be treated as such and not published. In that case please also provide a non-confidential version of your reply. It is important to read the privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

When providing us with the documents requested above, please ensure that redactions made by you properly cover all confidential information and cannot be reversed.

Please note that we cannot guarantee to take account of replies received after the deadline.
We would appreciate receiving documents in an electronic format.


Consultation document  / Questionnaire


Reference documents and other, related consultations


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


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