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See version in english Joaquín ALMUNIA, European Commission: The last interview

INTERVIEW : MISE EN OEUVRE DES REGLES EUROPEENNES DE CONCURRENCE - INFRACTIONS AUX REGLES DE CONCURRENCE - ACTIONS EN DOMMAGES ET INTERETS - POUVOIRS DE LA COMMISSION - CONTROLE DES JUGES DE L’UNION

Joaquín ALMUNIA, European Commission : The last interview

Interview réalisée par Mario Siragusa, Cleary Gottlieb, Rome and Bruxelles.

February 2010 to Octobre 2014 : Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition April 2004 to February 2010 : </br> European Commissioner for economic and monetary affairs 1986 to 1991 : Spanish Minister of Public Administration 1982 to 1986 : Spanish Minister of Employment and Social Security 1979 to 2004 : Member of the Spanish Parliament 1. One of the greatest successes of your mandate has been the adoption of the antitrust damage directive, which you expect will extend access to justice to claim compensation for such damages to SMEs and individual consumers, two categories of potential plaintiffs that are typically attracted by follow-on actions — as opposed to standalone actions, for which they lack resources (other than in the framework of collective

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Joaquín Almunia, Joaquín ALMUNIA, European Commission: The last interview, December 2014, Concurrences Review N° 4-2014, Art. N° 69000, pp. 13-18

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