EU’s merger control to be reorganised

The Commission’s DG Competition will undergo a profound restructuring to increase its efficiency in view of enlargement and of recent setbacks in Court

The Commission decided on 30 April to re-organise its Directorate-General for Competition. The most important change is the integration of the merger control into four sectoral antitrust directorates: telecommunications, information technology, financial services and media. A smaller Merger Task Force will ensure the co-ordination of these four sectoral units.

The Commission also decided to create a new State Aid Unit with the objective to enforce its state aid decisions and to recover illegal subsidies. The new structures at DG Competition are a transition phase, leading to a new organisation operational from 1 May 2004.

 

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