The Council of the EU closes the chapter of the accession negotiation with Romania on Competition

"Next EU enlargement: Romania and State aid control"*1. Introduction In December 2004 the final chapters of the accession negotiations with Romania on Justice and Home Affairs (chapter 24) and Competition (chapter 6) [1] were finally closed. Unlike for most other chapters, mere commitments are insufficient. For the closure of the competition chapter three elements need to be put in place [2]: The necessary legislative framework; An adequate administrative capacity; and A credible enforcement record. The experience with the competition chapter has proven successful so that for future negotiations, depending on the chapter, legislative alignment and a satisfactory track record of implementation of the acquisas well as obligations deriving from contractual relations with the

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Koen Van de Casteele, The Council of the EU closes the chapter of the accession negotiation with Romania on Competition, December 2004, e-Competitions December 2004, Art. N° 36867

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