Historical Background On May 27, 2009, the National Council, one of the two chambers of the Swiss Parliament, voted in favour of the creation of a special act regulating the price of books (the Federal Act on Book Price Regulation, hereinafter the “Bill”). Although the second chamber, the States Council, has yet to vote on the Bill, the current discussion in Parliament is interesting in light of the political discussions and judicial decisions
The Swiss Parliament is discussing a bill destined to reintroduce fixed book prices, once sanctioned by Swiss competition authorities for violating competition law
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