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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 in a Changing World Order

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This book explores how the European Union responds to the ongoing challenges to the liberal international order. These challenges arise both within the EU itself and beyond its borders, and put into question the values of free trade and liberal democracy. 

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