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2001

Antitrust and Trade Regulation

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From The White Paper To The Proposal For A Council Regulation, Petros C. Mavroidis, Damien J. Neven Jan 2001

From The White Paper To The Proposal For A Council Regulation, Petros C. Mavroidis, Damien J. Neven

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This Paper analyses how the network of enforcers envisaged in the Proposal for a Council Regulation on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty (September 2000) would operate. We identify four issues. First, we observe that the Proposal (unlike the White Paper) includes safeguards to avoid a shift of competence in favour of national competition laws, which may be questionable in terms of subsidiarity. Second, we recognise that the accountability of antitrust authorities might vary across the members of the network, so that, for instance, some authorities may be ...