EU Commission seeks feedback on certain aspects of EU merger control

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the functioning of certain procedural and jurisdictional aspects of EU merger control. The public consultation will seek feedback from citizens, businesses, associations, public authorities and other stakeholders.

The public consultation is part of the Commission's work to promote a consistent review of existing EU laws, so that EU policies achieve their objectives most efficiently, to the benefit of jobs and growth. It will focus in particular on (i) the effectiveness of purely turnover-based thresholds in the EU Merger Regulation; (ii) the treatment of cases that typically do not raise competition concerns; and (iii) the referral mechanisms between Member States and the Commission.

For further information on "Notification thresholds, Treatment of typically unproblematic cases, Referral mechanisms and Background" :http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-3337_en...