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3 Council Regulation (EC) No. 139/2004

From: EU Merger Control: A Legal and Economic Analysis

Ioannis Kokkoris, Howard Shelanski

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 October 2022

Merger control — Procedure under the Merger Regulation — Legal and soft-law instruments governing — Mechanics of system — Enforcement and procedure — Enforcement by EU Commission — National enforcement — Application of EU competition rules — Substantial lessening of competition test (SLC)
3.01 Article 1(4) of the original EUMR required the Commission to report to the Council before 1 July 2000 on the operation of the thresholds and on the criteria for determining whether a concentration has a community dimension. The Commission submitted a report which considered several jurisdictional, procedural, and substantive issues that needed to be addressed, and published these issues in a Green Paper1 in December 2001. In December 2002 the European Commission published its proposals for reform of the original EUMR2 together with a draft notice on the...
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