Newsletter - The ECN+ Directive and the tightening of antitrust fines. The case of trade associations


On 3 February 2019 the Directive (EU) 2019/1 of the European Parliament and of the Council, so called European Competition Network+ directive (“ECN+ Directive”) entered into force. Its implementation at national level must be completed by 4 February 2021.

The ECN+ Directive aims to create a system in which the National Competition Authorities have equal guarantees of independence, resources, investigative and sanctioning powers when applying Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”).

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