The European Commission, together with the national competition authorities, directly enforces EU competition rules. These rules are contained in Articles 101-109 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU) and have been designed to make the EU internal market function better, by ensuring that all companies compete equally and fairly. This benefits consumers, businesses and the European economy as a whole. Within the Commission, the Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) - directed by Commissioner Margrethe Vestager - is primarily responsible for these direct enforcement powers.
In the European Parliament, the Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), chaired by MEP Roberto Gualtieri, as well as the Committee for Legal Affairs (JURI) chaired by MEP Lucy Nethsingha, are predominantly dealing with competition law issues.