The EU Commission is about to close proceedings against U.S. chipset manufacturer for alleged abuse of dominance in the mobile phone technology sector (Qualcomm)

"The Last Hundred Days Strategy"- Is the Qualcomm Case Over?* Milton Friedman and his wife Rose Friedman are known for having theorized that recently elected governments generally enjoy a period of political immunity following elections, which allows them to push reforms, including tough ones, relatively easily (see Tyranny of the Status Quo, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984). This theory is often related to the "first hundred days" honeymoon period enjoyed by political leaders. My intuition is that this theory also applies to administrations reaching the term of their mandate and, in particular, the current European Commission. In this regard, Neelie Kroes, the Commissioner for competition, certainly enjoys an unprecedented ability to increase output in the last months of

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Nicolas Petit, The EU Commission is about to close proceedings against U.S. chipset manufacturer for alleged abuse of dominance in the mobile phone technology sector (Qualcomm), 1 October 2007, e-Competitions October 2007, Art. N° 37104

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