The EU acquis relating to the competition includes control of state aid and competition protection policy. The EU Member States have agreed on common rules enabling all participants an equal position in the market.
The rules of competition are the foundation of a country’s market economy. Its purpose is to better help the market to function and to ensure equal rules for all participants. These rules include anti-cartel deals – conclusion of prohibited agreements that involve price fixing, limiting of production and R&D, and division of the market and purchase sources.