The EU General Court rules on the conditions for applying a provision allowing NCAs and the Commission to reject complaints if they "have already been dealt with" by another member of the ECN (Easyjet)

Introduction Regulation 1/2003 introduced close forms of cooperation between the Commission and national competition authorities (hereinafter referred to as “NCAs”) in the framework of the European Competition Network (hereinafter referred to as "ECN"), with a view to ensuring the effective and consistent application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and an efficient division of work. Article 13 was a novelty introduced by Regulation 1/2003. It allows both NCAs and the Commission to reject a complaint where another member of the ECN is dealing with the case (paragraph 1) or has already dealt with it (paragraph 2). Article 13 aims at ensuring the effective handling of cases and allocation of (limited) resources within the ECN and avoiding duplication of efforts [1]. It should be read and

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Jeroen Capiau, Virgílio Mouta Pereira, The EU General Court rules on the conditions for applying a provision allowing NCAs and the Commission to reject complaints if they "have already been dealt with" by another member of the ECN (Easyjet), 21 January 2015, e-Competitions January 2015, Art. N° 74230

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