The European Ombudsman clears Commission’s refusal to grant access to preliminary assessment in a commitment case (E.ON)

On 7 May 2008, the Commission adopted a preliminary assessment within the meaning of Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003 concerning alleged abusive practices by E.ON and its subsidiaries on the German electricity wholesale and balancing markets. On 27 May 2008, E.ON submitted commitments with a view to meet the Commission’s concerns. In a notice published in the Official Journal on 12 June 2008, the Commission summarized its concerns and E.ON‘s proposed commitments and invited interested third parties to comment on E.ON‘s commitments within a one-month time-limit. On 10 and 22 July 2008, an unidentified complainant requested access to the Commission’s preliminary assessment pursuant to Regulation 1049/2001

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Martin Favart, The European Ombudsman clears Commission’s refusal to grant access to preliminary assessment in a commitment case (E.ON), 3 August 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin August 2010, Art. N° 41456

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