Competition law has never been out of flux. This is probably because the underlying idea, the very reason why we have competition law, connects intimately with the fundamental choice for a free market economy. And it is these fundamental choices that continue to elicit debate. The choice for a free market economy is at odds with the desire to have sustainable economic growth. An economist can explain that this is because of the presence of externalities or transaction costs. As things are, most of the environmental pressure, or more generally, threats to sustainability, simply involve little to no cost for the entity causing that pressure on or reduction in sustainability. Whether this involves polluting the environment or overexploiting labour, the simple fact is that the majority
Environmental Sustainability & Competition Policy: Trends in European and national cases
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