The EU Commission publishes a study of merger remedies reviewing the design and implementation of merger commitments accepted by the Commission in the five-year period 1996 to 2000

"Merger Remedies Study"* DG Competition has recently published the Merger Remedies Study, a majorex postevaluation exercise. The Study reviewed the design and implementation of merger commitments accepted by the Commission in the five-year period 1996 to 2000. The objectives of the Study were to identify with the benefit of hindsight i.e.three to five years after the Commission’s decision: (1) any serious issues arising in the design and implementation of remedies; (2) the effectiveness of the Commission’s merger remedies policy during the reference period; and (3) areas for further improvement of the Commission’s existing merger remedies policy and practice. The evaluation of past merger remedies is important, as without effective remedies, the Commission’s merger intervention

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Alexander Kopke, The EU Commission publishes a study of merger remedies reviewing the design and implementation of merger commitments accepted by the Commission in the five-year period 1996 to 2000, 30 September 2005, e-Competitions October 2005, Art. N° 36846

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