Report on Competition Policy 2004
SEC(2005) 805 final

In 2004 the work of the Directorate-General for Competition (DG Competition) was affected by major changes: enlargement of the EU to 25 members, the modernization of competition rules, the arrival in November of a new Commission, and the internal reorganization of the DG as a consequence of modernization. These developments are reflected in the general objectives of the Commissions competition policy for 2005 and subsequent years, which are based on the Commissions Annual Policy Strategy Strategy (APS) decision for 2005 and the political priorities established by the new Commission. The 2004 Annual Competition Report therefore provides the appropriate occasion to set out for a wider public the direction that the will be taken by the Commissions work in the competition policy field in the medium term.

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