DOCTRINES : COMMISSION EUROPEENNE - AUTORITES NATIONALES DE CONCURRENCE - ARTICLES 101 ET 102 TFUE - DROITS ET GARANTIES - CHARTE DES DROITS FONDAMENTAUX - CONVENTION EUROPEENNE DES DROITS DE L’HOMME - COUR EUROPEENNE DES DROITS DE L’HOMME

EU antitrust enforcement powers and procedural rights and guarantees: The interplay between EU law, national law, the Charter of fundamental rights of the EU and the ECHR

Cet article traite des pouvoirs de la Commission européenne et des autorités de concurrence des États membres dans l’application des articles 101 et 102 du TFUE ainsi que des droits et garanties qui encadrent ou limitent ces pouvoirs. L’auteur se concentre en particulier sur l’interaction entre les différentes sources de droit qui régissent ces questions: l’UE et la législation nationale, la Charte des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne, la Convention européenne des droits de l’Homme et la jurisprudence des tribunaux de l’UE et de la Cour européenne des Droits de l’Homme.

I. Enforcement powers 1. Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TEA) prohibits agreements between undertakings which restrict competition without redeeming virtue. Article 102 TFEU prohibits abuse of a dominant position. [1] Article 103(1) TFEU empowers the EU Council, acting upon a proposal from the European Commission (hereafter also: “the Commission”) and after consulting the European Parliament, [2] to lay down the “appropriate regulations or directives to give effect to the principles set out in Articles 101 and 102”. Article 103(2) TFEU specifies that these regulations or directives “shall be designed in particular: (a) to ensure compliance with the prohibitions laid down in Article 101(1) and in Article 102 by making provision for fines and periodic

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Wouter Wils, EU antitrust enforcement powers and procedural rights and guarantees: The interplay between EU law, national law, the Charter of fundamental rights of the EU and the ECHR, May 2011, Concurrences N° 2-2011, Art. N° 35620, pp. 41-54

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