The EU Commission publishes discussion paper on abuse of dominance

"Commission publishes discussion paper on abuse of dominance"* On 19 December 2005 the European Commission published a discussion paper on the application of the EC Treaty competition rules on the abuse of a dominant market position (Article 82) [1]. The discussion paper is designed to promote a debate as to how EU markets are best protected from dominant companies’ exclusionary conduct, conduct which is likely to limit the remaining competitive constraints on the dominant company. The Commission is consulting widely on the discussion paper. it has already discussed the paper with representatives of Member States and its publication opened the consultation to the public. Comments were to be submitted no later than 31 March 2006 [2]. The paper suggests a framework for the continued

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Lucas Peeperkorn, The EU Commission publishes discussion paper on abuse of dominance, 19 December 2005, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2005, Art. N° 36744

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