The EU Commission publishes a competition policy brief on how competition rules can complement environmental and climate policies more effectively

On 10 September 2021, the European Commission published a Competition Policy Brief ("Policy Brief") on how EU competition rules can complement environmental and climate policies more effectively. The Policy Brief recognises that further guidance is needed on the application of competition law to sustainability initiatives. Similarly, national competition authorities (most notably in the Netherlands, Greece and Austria) have taken steps to clarify the application of competition rules to sustainability agreements. Key takeaways The European Commission is expected to provide further guidance on the application of Article 101 TFEU to sustainability agreements in the future - both in the revised guidelines and on individual cases. National initiatives in Austria, the Netherlands and

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Annick Vroninks, The EU Commission publishes a competition policy brief on how competition rules can complement environmental and climate policies more effectively, 10 septembre 2021, e-Competitions November 2021 - II, Art. N° 103680

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