The object of this paper is to outline the major events and policy issues related to Articles 81, 82 and 86 EC in the last year. The paper is divided into three sections: (1) a general overview of major events (legislation and notices, European Court cases, and European Commission decisions); (2) an outline of current policy issues, including competition and the liberal professions, review of the liner conference block exemption, and modernisation of Art.82 EC; and (3) areas of specific interest, meaning this year competition andgas supply, telecoms, sport, and media.


Antitrust and Trade Regulation

Date of this Version

February 2004