• XXIst Main Report

    The Monopolies Commission has submitted its twenty-first Biennial Report to the Federal Minister of the Economy and Energy. Continue Reading
  • Postal Services

    The Monopolies Commission has submitted its ninth Special Report on the development of competition in the postal services markets. Continue Reading
  • Telecommunications

    The Monopolies Commission has submitted its Special Report on the development of competition on the telecommunications markets. Continue Reading
  • Energy

    The Monopolies Commission has submitted its Special Report on the development of competition in the markets of grid-bound electricity and gas supply. Continue Reading
  • Ministerial Authorisation

    The Monopolies Commission positions itself against a Ministerial Authorisation in the proposed concentration of Edeka/Kaiser's Tengelmann. Continue Reading
  • Railways

    The Monopolies Commission has submitted its fifth Special Report on the development of competition in the area of railway transport. Continue Reading
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Special Report on the reform of the German Competition Act

Special Report by the Monopolies Commission pursuant to Section 44(1)(4) ARC, 27 October 2015


  • Monopolies Commission considers as necessary a further alignment of the German competition penalty system to the EU rules.
  • Monopolies Commission recommends to supplement the current penalty system by a criminal sanction for serious cartel infringements, and a criminally enforced legal requirement for the preservation of capital.

Energy 2015: A competitive market design for the Energiewende

Special Report pursuant to Sec. 62 of the Law on the Energy Industry, Bonn, 6 October 2015


  • Monopolies Commission sees significant risks in the concept of an „Electricity Market 2.0", which can have repercussions on market prices and the capacity level.
  • Monopolies Commission recommends various measures to reduce the necessity of grid extension.

Proposed concentration of Edeka Zentrale AG & Co. KG and Kaiser’s Tengelmann GmbH

Special Report by the Monopolies Commission pursuant to Sec. 42(4)(2) ARC, 3 August 2015


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The Monopolies Commission is an independent expert committee, which advises the German government and legislature in the areas of competition policy-making and regulation. Its role and its competences are set out in §§ 44 - 47 of the Act Against Restraints on Competition (ARC) (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen, GWB).

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