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After over two years of hard work, Dr Kati Cseres and Dr Or Brook are delighted to share their Policy Report on Priority Setting in EU and National Competition Law Enforcement. Based on interviews and empirical research conducted in cooperation with officials from all the 27 European national competition authorities, the UK’s CMA, and the European Commission, they have developed a new typology to guide the analysis of priority setting rules and practices of the competition authorities.

Providing a systematic and comprehensive mapping of the (procedural and substantive) priority setting rules and practices guiding the competition authorities, this Report classifies the competition authorities into four representative models, evaluates their priority setting rules and practices against a set of administrative law principles of good governance, and offers policy options (“checklist”) on how legislators and competition authorities could review and if necessary, reform their priority setting.

The Report is part of the Priority Setting Project, a cooperation between the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance and the Centre for Business Law and Practice (CBLP) (University of Leeds).  

The Project has been supported by funding of the UK’s The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account.

Dr Cseres and Dr Brook have previously presented the Project in the ICN’s Agency Effectiveness Working Group, and currently working in collaboration with UNCTAD to extend the project to other jurisdictions beyond Europe.