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1994

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Subsidiarity And Competition: Decentralized Enforcement Of Eu Competition Laws, Roger P. Alford Jan 1994

Subsidiarity And Competition: Decentralized Enforcement Of Eu Competition Laws, Roger P. Alford

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The purpose of this article is to examine how the European Union has applied, and potentially will apply, the principle of subsidiarity in the enforcement of EU competition laws. This article thus focuses on how the Union envisages national court participation in the application and enforcement of EU competition laws rather than how, in practice, Member State courts have exercised their concurrent jurisdiction in enforcing Articles 85 and 86. Part One provides a brief introduction to EU competition law enforcement and examines two recent decisions by the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance clarifying the relationship between …