Glossary of competition terms

This Glossary matches the list of keywords used by Concurrences search engine. Each keyword is automatically updated by the most recent EU and national case laws from the e-Competitions Bulletin and Concurrences Review. The definitions are excerpt from DG COMP’s Glossary of terms used in EU competition policy (© European Union, 2002) and the OECD’s Glossary of industrial organisation economics and competition law (© OECD, 1993).

Principle of equal treatment

(...) "207. It should be noted that, in claiming discrimination between companies established in continental Europe and Scandinavia and companies established in the United Kingdom and the United States, the applicant relies, in essence, on the principle of equal treatment. According to settled case-law, the general principle of equal treatment and non-discrimination requires that comparable situations are not treated differently unless differentiation is objectively justified (...)". Judgement of the General Court (Fifth Chamber) 26 October 2017, Marine Harvest ASA v European Commission