E.U.: Joint statement by the European Competition Network (ECN) on application of competition law during the corona crisis

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“The ECN is fully aware of the social and economic consequences triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak in the EU/EEA.


(…) The ECN understands that this extraordinary situation may trigger the need for companies to cooperate in order to ensure the supply and fair distribution of scarce products to all consumers. In the current circumstances, the ECN will not actively intervene against necessary and temporary measures put in place in order to avoid a shortage of supply.

Considering the current circumstances, such measures are unlikely to be problematic, since they would either not amount to a restriction of competition under Article 101 TFEU/53 EEA or generate efficiencies that would most likely outweigh any such restriction.
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Source: ECN

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