Glossary of competition terms

This Glossary is based on definitions from DG COMP’s Glossary of terms used in EU competition policy (© European Union, 2002) and the OECD’s Glossary of industrial organisation economics and competition law (© OECD, 1993). Each term is enriched with references of EU and national case laws from the e-Competitions Bulletin and Concurrences Review.


Article 3 TFEU reads: "The Union shall have exclusive competence in the following areas: [...] (b) the establishing of the competition rules necessary for the functioning of the internal market;" © European Commission