This paper is the second and final part of the overview of ‘‘Major Events and Policy Issues in EC Competition law in 2004’’, following from last month’s journal. This part of the paper is divided into three sections: (1) Recent Commission decisions on cartels, co-operation, distribution and abuse of dominant position, including notably the Microsoft decision; (2) an outline of current policy issues, including possible extension of in-house privilege and possible Art.82 EC guidelines; (3) a survey of some areas of particular interest.Notably, the Commission’s recent drive topromote cempetition in the liberal professions with a decision involving Belgian Architects; recent energy cases; and the Commission’s decision on the sale of UEFA’s football media rights.


Antitrust and Trade Regulation

Date of this Version

March 2005