The EU Council publishes its regulation and calls for cooperation among the National Competition Authorities in the European Competition Network

1.The adoption of Regulation (EC) n° 1/2003 [1] has undoubtedly encouraged the National Competition Authorities ("NCA") to be more eager in their application of Community law. This eagerness has been fuelled by a number of factors. Article 3§1 of Regulation n° 1/2003 requires that the NCAs apply Community law, where the conditions for its application exist. An NCA would be in a difficult position with regard to its counterparts or the European Commission (the "Commission") [2], which make up the European Competition Network ("ECN"), if it failed to comply with this obligation. 2.The intention underpinning the creation of the ECN was in fact to strengthen cooperation among the authorities responsible for the application of articles 81 and 82 EC. The ECN has now become a place to interact

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Eric David, The EU Council publishes its regulation and calls for cooperation among the National Competition Authorities in the European Competition Network, 4 January 2003, e-Competitions Cooperation between National Competition Authorities, Art. N° 22157

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