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Articles 85 and 86 of the Rome Treaty

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The Relevant Market In European Merger Law, Benedicte Haubold Jan 1995

The Relevant Market In European Merger Law, Benedicte Haubold

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Due to the rapid acceleration of merger movements in the 1980s, the adoption of new merger regulation was a must for the European market. Before the new merger regulation was adopted in 1989, the European Commission used to apply the general competition rules of the Rome Treaty when dealing with mergers. The Commission used to interpret Articles 85 and 86 of the Rome Treaty as a means to condemn mergers that would lead to an abuse of a dominant position at a European level; at that time, there was an absence of complete and systematic control as far as structural ...