- The Commission shall:
(a) apply the rules of competition in respect of anti-competitive cross-border business conduct;
(b) promote and protect competition in the Community and co-ordinate the implementation of the Community Competition Policy; and
(c) perform any other function conferred on it by any competent body of the Community.
- In discharging the functions set out in paragraph 1, the Commission shall:
(a) monitor anti-competitive practices of enterprises operating in the CSME, and investigate and arbitrate cross-border disputes;
(b) keep the Community Competition Policy under review and advise and make recommendations to COTED to enhance its effectiveness;
(c) promote the establishment of institutions and the development and implementation of harmonised competition laws and practices by the Member States to achieve uniformity in the administration of applicable rules;
(d) review the progress made by the Member States in the implementation of the legal and institutional framework for enforcement;
(e) co-operate with competent authorities in the Member States;
(f) provide support to the Member States in promoting and protecting consumer welfare;
(g) facilitate the exchange of relevant information and expertise; and
(h) develop and disseminate information about competition policy, and consumer protection policy.
- The Commission may, by directions in writing and subject to such conditions as it thinks fit, delegate any of its functions to one or more of its members.