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Analytical examination of the acquis

CHAPTER 8 - COMPETITION POLICY

Turkey
Country session

01-02.12.2005

 

 Day 1

9.30 – 9.45      Opening & Introductory statements

General (DG Enlargement)

General (Turkish Delegation)

Specific (DG Competition)

STATE AID

9.45 – 10.00

I. SUBSTANTIAL PROVISIONS (Eur-Lex 08.60)

In line with articles 87 and 88 European Community Treaty

Questions and answers

10.00- 10.20

II. GENERAL PROCEDURAL RULES  

  1. Procedural regulations

  • Council Regulation (EC) No 659/1999 of 22 March 1999 laying down detailed rules for the application of Article 93 of the EC Treaty  (31999R0659) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 794/2004 of 21 April 2004 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 659/1999 laying down detailed rules for the application of Article 93 of the EC Treaty Council Regulation (EC) No 659/1999 of 22 March 1999 laying down detailed rules for the application of Article 93 of the EC Treaty  (32004R0794) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

2.   Reference/discount rates and recovery interest rates 

Commission communication on the interest rates to be applied when aid granted unlawfully is being recovered Council Regulation (EC) No 659/1999 of 22 March 1999 laying down detailed rules for the application of Article 93 of the EC Treaty  (52003XC0508(07)) (52003XC0508(07)R(01)) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

Questions and answers

10.20 - 11.20

III. FINANCIAL TRANSFERS AND TRANSACTIONS

  1. Financial Transfers to public enterprises 

Commission Directives on the transparency of financial relations between Member States and public undertakings and the amendments thereto (31980L0723) (31985L0413) (31993L0084) (32000L0052) (Eur-Lex 08.50)

  1. State Guarantees 

Commission Notice on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to State aid in the form of guarantees (32000Y00311(03) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

  1. Public Land Sales 

Commission communication concerning aid elements in land sales by public authorities (31997Y071001)) (Eur-Lex  08.60)

  1. Export Credit Insurance

Communication of the Commission to Member States on the application of Articles 92 and 93 of the Treaty to short-term export-credit insurance (31997Y0971(01)) (52001XC0802(01)) (52004XC1211(03) Eur-Lex 08.60)

  1. Fiscal aid - Direct Business Taxation 

Commission notice on the application of the State aid rules to measures relating to direct business taxation (31998Y1210(01)) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

Questions and answers

11.20-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.30

IV. RULES ON THE ASSESSMENT OF STATE AID WITH HORIZONTAL OBJECTIVES

  1. Block exemption regulation on de minimis aid (32001R0069) (32004R1860) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

  2. Block exemption regulation on training aid (32001R0068) (32004R0363) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

  3. Block exemption regulation on aid to small and medium sized enterprises (32001R0070) (32004R1595) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

  4. Block exemption regulation on employment aid (32002R2204) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

  5. Community framework for State aid for Research and Development (32004R0364) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

  6. Community guidelines on State Aid for Environmental protection (31994Y0310(01)) (32000Y0119(01)) (32001Y0203(02)) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

  7. Commission communication on State aid and risk capital (52001XC0821(01))

Eur-Lex 08.60)

Questions and answers

12.30-13.00

V.  RULES ON THE ASSESSMENT FOR APPROVAL OF REGIONAL AID

1.      Guidelines on national regional aid  (31998Y0310(01)) (32000Y0909(06)) (52003XC0508(08)) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

2.      Multisectoral framework on regional aid for large investment projects (31998Y0407(01)) (52001XC1222(02)) (52001XC0811(01)) (52002XC0319(03)) (52003XC1101(02)) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

Questions and answers

13.00-14h30 Lunch break

14.30-15.30 

VI. RESCUE AND RESTRUCTURING AID

1.      Community guidelines on State aid for rescuing and restructuring firms in difficulty (52004XC1001(01)) (Eur-lex 08.60)

2.      Rescue and restructuring aid and closure aid for the steel sector (52002XC0319(04)) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

Questions and answers

15.30-16.30

VII. RULES ON THE ASSESSMENT OF SERVICES OF GENERAL ECONOMIC INTEREST

Questions and answers

16.30-16.45 Coffee break

16.45-18.00

VIII. RULES ON THE ASSESSMENT FOR APPROVAL OF AID TO PARTICULAR SECTORS

  1. Shipbuilding 

Framework on State aid to shipbuilding (52003XC1230(01)) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

  1. Postal Services

Notice from the Commission on the application of the competition rules to the postal sector (31998Y0206(01)) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

  1. Broadcasting 

Communication from the Commission on the application of State aid rules to public service broadcasting  (52001XC1115(01)) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

  1. Audiovisual production 

Communication from the Commission on certain legal aspects relating to cinematographic and other audiovisual works (52001DC0534) (52004DC0171) (Eur-Lex 08.60)

Questions and answers

 

Day 2

9.30: State aid continued, if necessary!

ANTITRUST

9.30-10.00

I. ANTITRUST RULES  (Eur-Lex 08.20, 08.30, 08.40)

In line with articles 81 and 82 of the European Community Treaty

Questions and answers

10.00-10.30

II.  PROCEDURAL RULES    

1.      Council Regulation No 1/2003 of 16 December 2002 on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty (32003R0001) (Eur-Lex 08.20)

2.      Commission Regulation No 773/2004 of 7 April 2004 relating to the conduct of proceedings by the Commission pursuant to Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty, and the modernisation package (32004R0773) (Eur-Lex 08.10)

3.      Fines and immunity from fines and reduction of fines in cartel cases (31998Y0114(01)) (52002XC0219(02)) (Eur-Lex 08.20)

Questions and answers

10.30-12.15

III. SUBSTANTIVE RULES

1. Notices of a general nature

  • Commission Notice on agreements of minor importance which do not appreciably restrict competition under Article 81(1) of the Treaty establishing the European Community (de minimis) (52001XC1222(03)) (Eur-Lex 08.10)

  • Commission Notice on the definition of relevant market for the purposes of Community competition law (31997Y1209(01)) (Eur-Lex 08.10)

  • Guidelines on the effect on trade concept contained in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty (52004XC0427(06)) (Eur-Lex 08.10)

  • Guidelines on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty (52004XC0427(07)) (Eur-Lex 08.10)

Questions and answers

11.00-11.15 Coffee Break

2. Horizontal co-operation agreements  

  • Commission Regulation on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of specialisation agreements (32000R2658) (Eur-Lex 08.20)

  • Commission Regulation on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of research and development agreements (32000R2659) (Eur-Lex 08.10)

  • Commission Notice Guidelines on the applicability of Article 81 of the EC Treaty to horizontal cooperation agreements (32001Y0106(01)) (Eur-Lex 08.10)

3. Vertical agreements  

  • Commission Regulation and guidelines on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices (31999R2790) (32000Y1013(01)) (Eur-Lex 08.10)

  •  Commission Regulation on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices in the motor vehicle sector (32002R1400) (Eur-Lex 08.10)

4. Transfer of technology agreements

  • Commission Regulation and Guidelines on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of technology transfer agreements (32004R0772) (52004XC0427(01)) (Eur-Lex 08.10)

Questions and answers

12.15-13.00

IV. SECTOR SPECIFIC RULES

1. Insurance

  • Commission Regulation on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to certain categories of agreements, decisions and concerted practices in the insurance sector (32003R0358) (Eur-Lex 08.02)

2. Transport

Transport by rail, road and inland waterway

  • Regulation No 1017/68 of the Council of 19 July 1968 applying rules of competition to transport by rail, road and inland waterway (31968R1017) (Eur-Lex 08.20)

Maritime transport

  • Council Regulation laying down detailed rules for the application of Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty to maritime transport (31986R4056) (Eur-Lex 08.02)

  • Commission Regulation on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to certain categories of agreements, decisions and concerted practices between liner shipping companies (consortia) (32000R0823) (32004R0463) (Eur-Lex 08.02)

Air transport

  • Commission Regulation on the application of Article 81 (3) of the Treaty to certain categories of agreements and concerted practices concerning joint planning and coordination of schedules, joint operations, consultations on passenger and cargo tariffs on scheduled air services and slot allocation at airports (31993R1617) (31993R1617R(01)) (31996R1523) (31999R1083) (Eur-Lex  07.40)

Questions and answers

13.00-14h30 Lunch break

14.30-15.30

V.  UNDERTAKINGS ENJOYING SPECIAL OR EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS (article 86 EC Treaty) (Eur-Lex 08.05)

Questions and answers

15.30-17.00

VI. MERGER CONTROL

1. Framework Legislation

Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 of 20 January 2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings (the EC Merger Regulation) (32004R0139) (Eur-lex 08.04)

2. Implementing Rules

Commission Regulation (EC) No 802/2004 of 7 April 2004 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004, OJ L 133/1, 30 April 2004. (32004R0802) (Eur-lex 08.04)

3. Notices and Guidelines

  • Guidelines on the assessment of horizontal mergers under the Council Regulation on the control of concentrations between undertakings (52004XC0205(02)) (Eur-Lex 08.40)

  • Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (52005XC0305(03)) (Eur-Lex 08.40)

  • Commission Notice on restrictions directly related and necessary to concentrations (52005XC0305(02)) (Eur-Lex 08.40)

  • Commission Notice on the definition of the relevant market (31997Y1209(01)) (Eur-Lex 08.10)

  • Commission Notice on remedies (52001XC0302(01)) (Eur-Lex 08.40)

  • Commission Notice on the concept of concentration (31998Y0302(02)) (Eur-Lex 08.40)

  • Commission Notice on the concept of full-function joint ventures (31998Y0302(01)) (Eur-Lex 08.40)

  • Commission Notice on the concept of undertakings concerned (31998Y0302(03)) (Eur-Lex 08.40)

  • Commission Notice on calculation of turnover (31998Y0302)

16.00-16.15 Coffee break

Questions and answers

17.00-17.15

National Trading Monopolies (Article 31 EC) (Eur-Lex 08.90)

Questions and answers

17.15-18.00 Concluding remarks

General (DG Enlargement)

General (Turkish Delegation)

Specific (DG Competition)


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