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COVID-20: The Comfort Letter Is Dead. Long Live the Comfort Letter? J. Buhart and D. Henry (World Competition 43, No. 3 (2020), 305-318
In this article, the authors revisit the first comfort letter issued on 8 April 2020 by the European Commission regarding collaboration between competitors under its Temporary Framework adopted in response to Covid-19. They consider that the publication of this comfort letter is remarkable, in view of the paradigm shift from the comfort letter system prevailing before 2003 under Regulation 17 to a self-assessment system under Regulation 1/2003. While the Commission has since introduced