• Health insurance

    The Monopolies Commission calls for strengthening competition to improve health care for the insured and to reduce costs. Continue Reading
  • 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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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


The following documents are now available for download:

Railway 2015: Competition policy off track?

Special Report by the Monopolies Commission pursuant to Sec. 36 of the General Railways Act, Bonn, 22. July 2015


  • Monopolies Commission still sees deficits in competition in the railway sector
  • Monopolies Commission demands stronger commitment of decision makers
  • Monopolies Commission gives policy recommendations for improving competition on  railway markets

Competition policy: The challenge of digital markets

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


The Monopolies Commission has submitted a discretionary Special Report on competition on the digital markets to the German Federal Government and Legislature. The Report is entitled: "Competition Policy: The Challenge of Digital Markets". It contains an in-depth analysis of the market structure in selected digital markets from a competition-economic as well as a competition law perspective. In this Report, the Monopolies Commission follows up on its XXth Biennial Report from 2014, in which it has addressed questions of competition, data and consumer protection in the digital economy.

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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