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Rejection of Complaints:

Recent Case Law

Ana Cacho Lacarra


Keywords: Antitrust, Complaint, Rejection, Priorities, Union Interest

Citizens and undertakings can write to the European Commission to inform about suspected infringements of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU. Complaints are crucial for an effective antitrust enforcement. However, not all complaints give rise to serious anticompetitive concerns and given its limited resources, the Commission is entitled to give different degrees of priority to them. The present article gives an overview on the common grounds for the rejection of complaints in Antitrust and the recent relevant case law.
Keywords: Antitrust, Complaint, Rejection, Priorities, Union Interest

Ana Cacho Lacarra is a Case Handler at the European Commission, DG COMP. The author writes in its personal capacity. The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and cannot be seen as representing in any way those of the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission. Any error or inconsistency remains the sole responsibility of the author. For correspondence: <>.


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