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This paper provides a structured overview of the various present alternatives for inter-nation congestion management in Europe. The comprehensive term ‘congestion management’ is eveloped with respect to four components: capacity determination, capacity distribution, capacity assignment and market clearing. Furthermore, the paper distinguishes between (i) individual and coordinated capacity determination, (ii) border-by-border and regionally optimized capacity distribution, (iii) contract-based and flow-based capacity assignment, and between (iv) explicit and integrated market clearing. As flow-based capacity assignment is a much supported but relatively new approach in Europe, the paper concludes by making an inventory of issues which regulatory authorities may want to look into before taking a favourable view of its introduction.