EU Relaxes the Rules on Horizontal Cooperation during COVID-19 Crisis

Following the joint statement of 23 March 2020 by the European Competition Network, consisting of the European Commission, the European Surveillance Authority and the national competition authorities of each EU/EEA Member States on the joint approach to the application of competition law during the coronavirus crisis, the European Commission issued on 8 April 2020 a Temporary Framework Communication, providing a more comprehensive antitrust guidance to companies cooperating in response to the crisis.