On 28 October 2008, the European Commission (Commission) announced a review of provisions of the EC Merger Regulation (139/2004). The consultation specifically relates to the jurisdictional thresholds for the Commission's review of mergers and the provisions for pre-notification referrals. The Commission has invited comment from businesses, trade associations and consumer interest groups by 1 December 2008. Following public consultation, the Commission will prepare a report to the Council of Ministers by July 2009. Whether that report will suggest changes to the current regime will depend on the results of the public debate.