This paper is designed to offer an overview of the major events and policy issues related to Arts 81, 82 and 86 EC in the last year. The paper follows the format of previous years and is divided into three sections: — A general overview of major events (legislation and notices, European Court cases and European Commission decisions). — Anoutlineofcurrent policy issues, including legal privilege, private actions and Art.82 guidelines. — Discussion of certain areas of specific interest, notably competition and the liberal professions, energy, sport and media and certain international issues.


Antitrust and Trade Regulation

Date of this Version

February 2005