The Commission published for consultation its proposal to revise its guidance notice for assessing when minor agreements between companies are not caught by the general prohibition of anticompetitive agreements under EU competition law. The proposal aims to ensure consistency with other recently amended competition rules and recent developments in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, which has clarified that a restriction with an anticompetitive object constitutes, by its very nature, an appreciable restriction of competition. Therefore, the Commission has revised the text of the De Minimis Notice to make it clear that the de minimis thresholds do not apply to agreements that are anti-competitive by object. The Commission invites interested parties to submit comments by 3 October 2013. Source: Commission Press Release 11/07/2013