HETERODOX CONSIDERATIONS ON THE LIBERALISATION OF THE ENERGY SECTOR Christophe BARTHELEMY Counsel to the Court Lecturer, University Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne Member of the Centre d'études et de recherches en droit public économique, University of Paris I - Tunc Institute 1. The contributions collected in this issue of "Trends" of the journal Concurrences cover a wide variety of points of view, without concern for completeness or synthesis. Indeed, it was not our intention to try to give an overview of the liberalisation of the electricity and gas sector in Europe in a few pages. It was simply a question for us, at the request of those responsible for the review, of gathering various insights in order to contribute to a debate that now seems necessary to a growing number of energy
TRENDS: ENERGY - LIBERALISATION - ELECTRICITY - 1999 EC DIRECTIVE - FRENCH, GERMAN AND BELGIUM MARKETS - ELECTRICTIY GROSS MARKET - TÉLÉCOM REGULATIONS - COMPETITION LAW - ASSESSMENT TRENDS
Ten years of liberalisation of energy: Contrasted points of view
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The set of six articles covers a wide panel of points of views ten years after the 1999 EC Directive. Readers will be able to read the following contributions: 1. Update on Wholesale Energy Market Regulation - Philippe Redaelli, General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer, Powernext; 2. Liberalisation and regulation of the German energy markets: simply the normal madness - Dr Ines Zenke, Rechtsanwalt; 3. Pro-competitive regulation of the telecom sector: a model for energy? - Anne de Cadaran, Secretary General, Direct Energie and Olivier Fréget, Avocat à la Cour; 3. The implementation of competition law in the electricity sector - Jean-Baptiste Siproudhis, Doctor of Law; 4. In the name of Europe: the "energy colonisation" of Belgium by the French State. Comments on the consequences of the merger between GDF and Suez in France and Belgium and on the decision-making method applied by the European Commission - Prof. Markus Kerber, Technical University of Berlin, and ; 5. Some comments in reaction to the article by Mr. Markus Kerber - Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Advocate at the Court and Jean-Patrice de la Laurencie, Advocate at the Court.
These articles are published after a detailed presentation by Christophe Barthelemy, Advocate at the Court, who commissioned these contributions. After having summarized the positions of the main public actors, both European and national, he proposes an assessment of the more than ten years of EC liberalisation and raises questions on present trends and rythm.
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