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Consumer protection & Competition policy: an overview of EU and national case law

I. Introduction While the precise influence of consumer interests on the outcome of competition cases differs, the protection of consumers and the consumer welfare are certainly relevant to the interpretation of the competition rules. The EU’s competition provisions in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) make several references to the notion of ‘consumers’ in the context of determining whether a competition violation has taken place. One of the conditions to justify restrictive practices based on efficiency grounds under Article 101(3) TFEU is that consumers are allowed ‘a fair share of the resulting benefit’. Article 102(b) TFEU lists ‘limiting production, markets or technical development to the prejudice of consumers’ as a possible abuse of dominance. However, the

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Inge Graef, Consumer protection & Competition policy: an overview of EU and national case law, 5 May 2022, e-Competitions Consumer protection, Art. N° 105992

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