The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the functioning of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 that sets out the rules for the Commission's enforcement of the Community's antitrust rules. This Regulation formed the basis of the Commission's 2004 overhaul of antitrust procedures and was designed to ensure widespread enforcement of the same set of rules to prosecute cartels and other anti-competitive practices throughout Europe. The purpose of the consultation is to assess the implementation of Regulation 1/2003 in practice. It will be followed by a report to the European Parliament and the Council. Interested parties are invited to submit comments by 30 September 2008.