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The Directorate-General for Competition (COMP) is a Directorate-General of the European Commission, located in Brussels, Belgium. The DG Competition is responsible for establishing and implementing a coherent competition policy for the European Union.

The DG Competition policy areas include the following:

  • antitrust (agreements prohibited under the Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty)
  • mergers (Commission Regulation (EC) No.802/2004 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No. 139/2004 (The "Implementing Regulation") and its annexes (Form CO, Short Form CO and Form RS))
  • liberalisation (Articles 3 and 86 of the EC treaty)
  • state aid - ensuring that government interventions do not distort competition and intra-community trade (Article 87 of the EC Treaty).
  • international cooperation

The current Commissioner responsible for Competition Policy within the European Commission is Dutch Neelie Kroes.

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