The Competition Commissioner Kroes discusses future role of guidelines in article 82 cases

In a speech on 25 September 2008, Commissioner Kroes provided an update on the status of the Article 82 Guidelines with respect to exclusionary abuses. In this regard, Commissioner Kroes noted that a new draft document was created and circulated to the Member States, and earlier in September the European Competition Network met to discuss the document. Commissioner Kroes also noted that further consultations would be had with the Directors General of the various national competition authorities, and that, following these discussions and any amendments, the document would be submitted for adoption by the College of Commissioners. With respect to the substance of the document, the Commissioner noted that the Commission will again advocate the “as-efficient” competitor test, at least “as

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
  • Practising Law Institute (New York)

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Tim Kasten, Sean Gerlich, The Competition Commissioner Kroes discusses future role of guidelines in article 82 cases, 25 September 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2008, Art. N° 44520

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