Scope of the publication

Scope of the publication

Scope of the publication of the Decision

The Commission has a long established practice to publish its final antitrust decisions on DG Competition's website in order to ensure transparency, predictability and legal certainty, even though the Commission is under no legal obligation to do so. 1

More about Scope of the publication

In addition, all documents published in the OJ are also available on the DG Competition website via a direct link. 2


See Also


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


[Note 1]
See Case T-198/03 Bank Austria Creditanstalt / Commission [2006] ECR II-1429, paragraph 76: “(…) that provision [Art. 21(2) of Regulation 17] does not limit the Commission's power to publish the full text of its decisions, if, resources permitting, it considers it appropriate to do so” and para. 79: “the aim of Article 21(2) of Regulation No 17 is not to limit the Commission's freedom to publish, of its own volition, a version of its decision that is fuller than the minimum necessary and also to include information whose publication is not required, in so far as the disclosure of that information is not inconsistent with the protection of professional secrecy”.
[Note 2]
The bibliographic link allows that viewers can choose the format and the language desired.

Further Reading

  • Information about Scope of the publication in “An Introduction to EU Competition Law”, Moritz Lorenz (Cambridge University Press)

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