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The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) belongs to the European Competition Network (ECN), the main platform for co-operation in Europe  established among member countries of the European Union through Regulation 1/2003.

The European Competition Network has been established as a forum for discussion and cooperation of European competition authorities in cases where Articles 101 and and 102 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union are applied. It should ensure an efficient division of work and an effective and consistent application of EC competition rules. The EU Commission and competition authorities from EU member states cooperate with each other through the ECN by:

  • informing each other of new cases and envisaged enforcement decisions;
  • coordinating investigations, where necessary;
  • helping each other with investigations;
  • exchanging evidence and other information; and
  • discussing various issues of common interest.