The new Slovenian Competition Act: Wider competences of the Competition Authority combined with higher fines on the road to better effectiveness (11 April 2008 Act)

The New Prevention of the Restriction of Competition Act (“New Competition Act”) compared with the old Competition Act introduces several novelties into Slovenian legal system. It includes precise definition of terms and measures used in the new Competition Act, brings the competition legislation closer to EU law and above all it extends the competences of the Competition Authority and introduced higher and more individualised fines. In connection with EU law, because of direct applicability of the Council Regulation n° 1/2003Regulation (EC) n° 1/2003, of 16 December 2002, on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty (OJEU L 1, 4 January 2003, p. 1-25), the new Competition Act incorporates the provision that when assessing the

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  • Fatur Law Firm (Ljubljana)

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Andrej Fatur, The new Slovenian Competition Act: Wider competences of the Competition Authority combined with higher fines on the road to better effectiveness (11 April 2008 Act), 11 April 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2008, Art. N° 17677

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