*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a system of parallel competences between the Commission and the NCAs, a leniency application addressed to one authority cannot be considered as a leniency application addressed to another authority. Consequently, undertakings have an interest in applying for leniency to all competition authorities likely to sanction the cartel. This may lead to the risk that undertakings wishing to denounce a cartel may ultimately be deterred from doing so by the divergence of leniency programmes within the ECN and the burden of multiple applications. In view of this, Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes expressed several months ago his wish to move rapidly towards
CASE COMMENT : ECN - LENIENCY PROGRAM - EC GUIDELINES
ECN : The National Competition Authorities and the Commission work together to resolve the problem of multiple leniency demands and to harmonize softly their leniency programm
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