Article 27(4) Publication

Article 27(4) Publication

Article 27(4) Publication

Where there is an intention to adopt an Article 10 decision, pursuant to Article 27(4) of Regulation 1/2003, the Commission must publish a concise summary of the case and the main content of the proposed course of action (Article 27(4) Notice).

More about Article 27(4) Publication

Interested third parties may submit their observations within a time-limit which is fixed in the publication. That time-limit may not be less than one month.

More about the Subject

The decision to publish a summary of the case pursuant to Article 27(4) is taken by the Commissioner responsible for competition by empowerment.

Other Considerations

The Article 27(4) Notice is not a decision which can be the object of an action for annulment (Article 263 TFEU) 1 .


See Also


  • Information about Article 27(4) Publication in the Antitrust Manual of Procedures for the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (Internal DG Competition)


[Note 1]
For the reasoning, see Case T-74/92 Ladbroke [1995] ECR II-115, paragraph 72, concerning notices published pursuant to Article 19(3) of Regulation 17.

Further Reading

  • Information about Article 27(4) Publication in “An Introduction to EU Competition Law”, Moritz Lorenz (Cambridge University Press)

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