Competition: EU and India reinforce cooperation on competition policy at second EU-India Competition Week in New Delhi

The importance of strengthening cooperation and partnership between the EU and India was highlighted in the Joint Communication: Elements for an EU strategy on India, adopted on 20 November 2018. As evidence of this deepening partnership, officials and experts from the EU and India will meet in New Delhi from 9 to 11 December to advance cooperation and exchange practical experiences on case handling and enforcement in competition policy. The technical discussions will touch upon a wide range of topics, including digital economy, big data, mergers, leniency and settlements. This second EU-India Competition Week follows the inaugural Competition Week organised in 2018 and builds on the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of competition law signed between DG Competition and the Competition Commission of India on 21 November 2013. The EU-India Competition Week is part of the Competition Cooperation project, a 5-year EU-funded programme offering technical cooperation to competition authorities in Asia. The objective is to exchange experiences and strengthen convergence in competition policy to the benefit of citizens and businesses in both the EU and Asia. More information about the European Commission’s bilateral dialogue with India in the field of competition policy is available on the Commission’s website.