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The right of evocation of the Minister in France and in EU competition law (Paris, October 18th 2013)

In merger control, Member States have the possibility to intervene for general interest purposes. The scope of their intervention nevertheless depends on whether European Law applies or not. These limitations apply to the veto rights of the French Ministry of Economic Affairs. The analysis of the law framework applying and the analysis of the experience acquired in other Member States will illustrate how this power can be used. If these thoughts will focus on the way general interest concerns are taken into consideration at national level, they raise the question of whether they should be extended at European level.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. DGCCRF Workshop "Competition policy" (October 18, 2013)The Minister of the Economy, guardian of the general interest in merger control : Why is that? Why? How?Right of evocation of the Minister in France and European law Christophe Lemaire Counsel to the Court, Ashurst LLP Lecturer at the Sorbonne Law School (University of Paris I) 1. The subject I have been asked to deal with is the relationship between the Minister's right of evocation and European law. 2. In this context, it should first of all be recalled that, in the area of concentrations, States and national competition authorities are not obliged to participate in the maintenance of competition,

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Christophe Lemaire, The right of evocation of the Minister in France and in EU competition law (Paris, October 18th 2013), February 2014, Concurrences N° 1-2014, Art. N° 63864, www.concurrences.com

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