The years 2007 to 2009 were a period of gigantic activity by the European Commission, when it comes to both selections and policy guidelines. The aim of the 2004 modernisation reforms was to enable the Commission to refocus its work to deal with the most extreme competition law infringements. Renouncing its monopoly over the grant of exemptions led to an excellent enlargement of national competitors law effort. Cooperation among competitors specialists in Europe and around the world has greater.
The Commission is not just first among equals in Europe; it is arguably achieving a higher public profile for its enforcement tasks than some other agency on the earth.