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Competition and state aid

Well functioning competition rules play a crucial role on the internal market, both in terms of limiting distortions and ensuring more efficiency and innovation by allowing competitors to enter new markets and protecting consumer choice. EU competition policy should ensure that effective competition between companies exists thereby contributing to job creation, growth and investment. It should also address the global challenges which businesses face in order to boost their and the EU’s overall competitiveness. As such, it is one of the key components of a successful EU industrial policy.

Competition rules cover agreements between companies, abuse of dominance, mergers and state aid.

Last updated: 6 April 2020