On 18 June 2012, the European Commission announced that it has decided to make legally binding commitments offered by Siemens AG and Areva SA to reduce the product scope and duration of a non-compete obligation in the market for nuclear technologies. The decision illustrates that a three year non-compete obligation in relation to a joint venture’s core business may be acceptable under EU competition law rules. However, a non-compete obligation in relation to the non-core business of the joint venture, which continues after the termination of the joint venture, may infringe EU competition law.