The EU Commission adopts merger rules that have entered into force after modifications of the Council

"The new merger rules have entered into force"* At the beginning of March 1998 a package of new merger rules entered into force. The package includes modifications to the Merger Regulation adopted by the Council in June 1997, a new procedural Regulation adopted by the Commission (Implementing Regulation) and a set of new explanatory notices. The notice aligning the procedural rules for processing mergers under the ECSC and EC Treaties, which had been adopted earlier were also applicable as from March 1998. The main changes to the Merger Regulation broaden its scope and deal with procedural aspects. The new implementing texts reflect these changes and also take account of the past experience in applying the Community merger rules. In view of the wide use that is made of these texts

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Gudrun Schmidt, The EU Commission adopts merger rules that have entered into force after modifications of the Council, 30 June 1997, e-Competitions June 1997, Art. N° 39444

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