Chapter 4 European Union dimension
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The Merger Regulation has a twofold test for Commission jurisdiction: a transaction must be a concentration within the meaning of Article 3 and also meet the turnover thresholds contained in Article 1. These thresholds are designed to identify those transactions which are likely to have an economic impact upon all or part of the European Union (rather than being strictly national in economic scope) and are therefore deemed to be of EU dimension ('Community dimension' in the language of the Merger Regulation).

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