The European Union: The Competition Law Institutions and the Union's Norms

Arianna Andreangeli, Ioannis Lianos

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Abstract / Description of output

This chapter discusses the history, institutional structure, mandate, procedural characteristics, and agency performance of the EU's competition law system. The competition law provisions of the European Treaty have remained unchanged since the Treaty of Rome was adopted in 1957. The Treaty is now called the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The European Commission is the body primarily responsible for the enforcement of these provisions. Through the initiation of the Competition Directorate, the European Commission investigates, enforces, and adjudicates all issues relating to competition law within its jurisdiction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Design of Competition Law Institutions
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Norms, Local Choices
EditorsEleanor M. Fox, Michael J. Trebilcock
PublisherOxford University Press
Pagesch 9
ISBN (Print)9780199670048
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameLaw and Global Governance


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