The January/February 2012 issue of ethikos include Joe’s article, “The EU Takes a Tentative First Step Toward Compliance Programs.” Joe notes that the European Commission has at least done more than the US Antitrust Division in offering a guidance document on compliance programs, but notes that the Commission fails to back this up with any meaningful recognition of such programs. There is much more that the EC can and should do, if it wants to be serious in promoting compliance programs. As Joe notes, “Getting companies to join the fight against cartels is too important to accept mere rhetoric, totally unsupported by meaningful action.”