PART 7 REMEDIES: Chapter 1 Introduction
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The goal of EU merger control is to prevent concentrations from causing lasting harm to competition in the EU. Remedies are by far the most common tool by which the European Commission seeks to achieve this. They constitute the Commission's most widely used form of intervention. The only other formal way for the Commission to prevent harm to competition is to prohibit a concentration. Prohibitions are rare. In three decades of EU merger control, the Commission has only prohibited 30 concentrations, an average of one prohibition per year. By contrast, there have been more than 450 cases where remedies were made binding. In short, the vast majority of concentrations that raise competition problems are approved with remedies. Figure 1 illustrates this, by comparing the yearly number of remedies decisions and prohibition decisions in the past decade.

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