Evaluation Support Study on Applicable to Horizontal the EU Competition Rules Co-operation Agreements in the Horizontal Block Exemption Regulations and the Guidelines – May 2021

Client: EC DG Competition
Published: May, 2021

The objective of this study was to provide support to DG COMP’s evaluation of Regulations (EC) No 1217/2010 and 1218/2010 (referred to as the HBERs), and of the Commission’s Guidelines on the Applicability of Article 101 TFEU to Horizontal Cooperation Agreements, taking into account the specific objectives of the legal framework as well as new […]

Study on Territorial Supply Constraints in the EU Retail Sector – November 2020

Client: EC DG Grow
Published: November, 2020

The study, commissioned by the EC Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and carried out by VVA Economics & Policy and LE Europe presents the results of a fact-finding mission on the effects of Territorial Supply Constraints (TSCs) on the Single Market as announced in the 2018 Communication A European retail sector fit […]

Support Studies for the Evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation – June 2020

Client: EC DG Competition
Published: June, 2020

This study is part of the European Commission’s evaluation of the VBER and Vertical Guidelines and the main objective of the study is to provide qualitative and quantitative evidence on the effectiveness, efficiency and relevance of the VBER and the Vertical Guidelines. The findings of the study provide evidence-based grounds for a possible revision of […]

The Role of State Aid for the Broadband Networks Rapid Deployment of in the EU – April 2020

Client: EC Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP)
Published: April, 2020

As part of an international consortium LE Europe supported DG COMP in a study of the operation of the State Aid rules in the area of broadband investment. The study provides an overview of the implementation of broadband State Aid measures across the EU during the period 2013-2019 and, with the aid of case studies, […]

Support Studies for the Evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) – April 2020

Client: EC Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP)
Published: April, 2020

LE Europe worked with VVA, WIK Consult and WIFO to support DG COMP in the evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the accompanying Guidelines on Vertical Restraints. The study focused on categories of vertical arrangements such as selective distribution, exclusive distribution, resale price restrictions, and price parity clauses. The methodology combined a range […]

Accompanying Study to the EUROPEAN SME INNOVATION ASSOCIATE – PILOT ACTION – November 2019

Client: ec-dg-easme
Published: November, 2019

The study undertaken by a consortium comprising CARSA, Ramboll, LE Europe, DIW Econ and Ecorys evaluates the functioning and impact of the pilot of the European SME Innovation Associate program. LE Europe estimated the scale of the program that would be required to address the skills gap currently faced by EU SMEs undertaking innovation activities […]

GNSS Market Report Issue 6 – October 2019

Client: European GNSS Agency
Published: October, 2019

The GNSS market report is a comprehensive source of knowledge and information on the dynamic, global GNSS market. The report is published every two years, with the latest edition released in 2019. The report provides comprehensive, in-depth analysis of global trends, and the latest developments in terms of shipments, revenues and the installed base of […]

Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy: Results from a Large Scale Behavioural Experiment and Survey in the EU

Client: CHAFEA
Published: October, 2019

Divisional Director James Suter presented LE Europe’s study for the European Commission on consumer behaviour in the Circular Economy at the 2019 PLATE (Product Lifetimes and the Environment) conference on 20th September 2019 in Berlin. James explained how the findings of the study could be used by policy makers to increase consumers’ engagement in various […]