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The EU Commission settles case with Norwegian gas producers in the context of liberalisation of European gas markets (GFU)

"Liberalisation of European Gas Markets - Commission settles GFU case with Norwegian gas producers"*1. Introduction The European Commission has recently intensified its efforts to liberalise European gas markets. Whilst originally only internal market rules were used to push for market opening [1], over the last years the important role of European competition law has become ever more visible. In the gas sector, DG Competition’s antritrust activities currently focus on two issues: (1) anticompetitive barriers for competition between suppliers and (2) anti-competitive obstacles for effective and non-discriminatory third party access. This article provides a short overview of the latest developments with respect to the first issue, most prominently the settlement of the GFU case

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Dominik Schnichels, Lars Peter Svane, Maarit Lindroos, The EU Commission settles case with Norwegian gas producers in the context of liberalisation of European gas markets (GFU), 17 February 2002, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2002, Art. N° 36939

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