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  • Access to file Request

    When is access to file granted?Access to file is granted upon request and, normally, on a single occasion, following notification of the SO. 1 ResourcesSee AlsoReferencesInformation about Access to file Request …

  • Advisory Committee Legal Basis

    Advisory Committee on Restrictive Practices and Dominant Positions: Legal BasisArticle 14(1) of Regulation No 1/2003 provides that the Commission should consult an "Advisory Committee on Restrictive Practices and Dominant Positions" prior to the adoption of certain types of decisi…

  • Article 12 of Regulation 1/2003

    Article 12 of Regulation 1/2003Article 12 allows the NCAs to ask the Commission to provide them with information. In principle, the Commission should accede to such request unless there are compelling reasons to refuse.More about Article 12 of Regulation 1/2003The request can refer…

  • Access to information

    Access to information outside the Commission's investigation fileAccess to file only extends to accessible documents emanating from the investigation conducted against the addressee(s) of the Statement of Objections. Normally, only documents in the Commission's investigation file ar…

  • Advisory Committee Meeting

    Meeting of the Advisory CommitteeThe meeting is chaired by Directorate A (either at Director or Head of Unit level). The case team must be available 15 minutes before the meeting in order to brief the interpreters about the case.More about Advisory Committee MeetingThe Chairman cha…

  • Article 18 letters

    Article 18 lettersAs regards Art. 18 (2) letters, simple requests for information letters, it is standard practice, to send the cover letter in the language of the addressee's location or in English (including a reference to Art. 3 Regulation 1) and to attach the questionnaire in Englis…

  • Access to Parties' replies

    Access to Parties' replies to the Statement of ObjectionsThe Notice on access to file specifically provides for that as a general rule no access will be granted to other parties' replies to the Statement of Objections 1 . The EU Court…

  • Advisory Committee Meetings

    Purpose of the meetingThree types of topics can be discussed: – draft Commission decisions (as listed above) in individual cases (Article 14(1) of Regulation No 1/2003); for individual cases in which fines are imposed, there will often be two Advisory Committees, one discussing the substanc…

  • Article 24(2) decision Adoption Procedure

    Procedure for the adoption of an Article 24(2) decisionAs soon as the time-limit for complying with the first decision has expired, a letter signed by the Director is sent to the undertaking reminding it of the financial consequences of the noncompliance with the decision.More about Art…

  • Acknowledgement of receipt

    Acknowledgement of receiptTiming: After the immunity application has been filed and a case number has been obtained (see Section 4.2 above), if so requested by the undertaking, DG Competition will acknowledge receipt of the application. This should preferably occur on the first working day …