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The EU Commission publishes the results of its evaluation of the horizontal block exemption regulations and guidelines for R&D

On 6 May 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) published the findings of its evaluation of the horizontal block exemption regulations for Research & Development (“R&D BER”) and specialisation agreements (“Specialisation BER”, together “HBERs”), as well as the accompanying Horizontal Guidelines (“Evaluation”). The Commission launched the Evaluation in 2019 to assess the future relevance of the HBERs and the Horizontal Guidelines, since their adoption in 2011 and 2012. It gathered a variety of evidence on the functioning of the HBERs, which included: findings of an open public consultation running from November 2019 to February 2020; responses to the call for contributions on Competition Policy and the Green Deal launched in 2020;

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Johan Ysewyn, Rolf Ali, The EU Commission publishes the results of its evaluation of the horizontal block exemption regulations and guidelines for R&D, 6 May 2021, e-Competitions July 2021 - II, Art. N° 101415

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