Proceedings Initiation

Proceedings Initiation

When to initiate the proceeding

Pursuant to Article 2 of Regulation 773/2004, the initiation of the proceeding can not be done later than the date on which the Article 27(4) Notice is published.

More about Proceedings Initiation

If the initiation of proceedings is a reaction to an envisaged decision communicated by a NCA to the Commission pursuant to Article 11(4), the proceedings need to be opened without delay. The procedural steps to follow in this case are explained in the chapters describing this procedure.


See Also


  • Information about Proceedings Initiation in the Antitrust Manual of Procedures for the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (Internal DG Competition)

Further Reading

  • Information about Proceedings Initiation in EU Competition Procedure, 3rd. Edition, Edited by Luis Ortiz Blanco (Oxford University Press)

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