The EU Commission opens proceedings to investigate whether Russian producer and supplier of natural gas has abused its dominant position in central and eastern European gas markets (Gazprom)

With the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951, Europe took its first steps towards a unification that would create a single continental entity and major player in world politics [1]. Now, over sixty years later, much progress has been made but the end result is that the dream is still very much under construction. The reasons for the slow development of the EU are myriad: interstate political conflict, intrastate political conflict, monetary and fiscal crises, and the fickle nature of democratic politics are just a few of the countervailing forces. However, in the past twenty years competition law and policy has emerged as perhaps the greatest example of the power of European harmony. The ability of the European Commission to protect competition within the union

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Carl Vernetti, The EU Commission opens proceedings to investigate whether Russian producer and supplier of natural gas has abused its dominant position in central and eastern European gas markets (Gazprom), 4 September 2012, e-Competitions September 2012, Art. N° 61684

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