"The state of ECN leniency convergence"*I. What was the rationale for convergence and what is the state of play? On 13 October 2009, the heads of the national competition authorities making up the European Competition Network (ECN) endorsed a Report assessing convergence in the field of leniency . The report reviews the state of convergence of ECN members’ leniency programmes with regard to the provisions of the ECN Model Leniency Programme. On 29 September 2006, the ECN Model Leniency Programme  (the ‘Model Programme’) was endorsed by the ECN members. The Model Programme is a unique document providing a basis for ‘soft harmonisation’ of members’ leniency programmes. It is not legally binding; however, the national competition authorities made a political commitment to use their
The European Competition Network publishes a report assessing convergence in the field of leniency
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