The European Court of Auditors has today published a Background Paper on the enforcement of the EU’s competition rules. Background Papers provide information on ongoing audit tasks and are designed as a source of information for those interested in the policy and/or programmes being audited.
This consultation is intended to collect input from stakeholders on the draft guidelines for national courts on how to estimate the share of cartel overcharges passed on to indirect purchasers and final consumers (“Draft Passing-on Guidelines”). The European Commission strongly encourages all interested parties to submit their views and comments.
Written answer given by Ms Vestager on behalf of the Commission to a question (Rule 130) by Siegfried Mureşan (EPP) regarding “ArcelorMittal’s acquisition of Ilva – situation as regards the Galați plant”.
The audit report is expected to be published in mid-2019.
The EU’s committee of permanent representatives (Coreper) today endorsed an agreement between the Council, represented by the Bulgarian presidency, and the European Parliament on new measures to bring the enforcement of competition rules in line with the digital age and to tackle illegal competition practices in the EU.
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, and Chairwoman Alejandra Palacios of Mexico’s competition authority COFECE have signed today in Brussels a cooperation arrangement between the two competition authorities.