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New Rules for Dominant Firms in Europe

Policy Paper No. 2

Author(s): Mattias Ganslandt Pages: 29Published: March, 2006

New Rules for Dominant Firms in Europe Mattias Ganslandt

The Commission has initiated a discussion about the application of the European competition rules for dominant firms. It recently published a Staff Discussion Paper which outlines some basic principles and raises a number of important questions, in particular related to the assessment of “exclusionary practices”

This paper argues that the current application of Article 82 has several material problems. The current form-based approach to Article 82 may reduce the incentives to strive for dominance and could also hinder the process of rationalization.

Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union and the Return of the Nation State

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This book explores the complex and ever-changing relationship between the European Union and its member states. The recent surge in tension in this relationship has been prompted by the actions of some member state governments as they question fundamental EU values and principles and refuse to implement common decisions seemingly on the basis of narrowly defined national interests.

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