French Presidential Election 2012: What competition policy for France and the EU?

Questions for this double interview written by Concurrences editorial board and the "Bureau de l’Association Française d’Etude de la Concurrence" (AFEC).

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. François HOLLANDE Socialist Candidate to the 2012 presidential elections Nicolas SARKOZY UMP Candidate to the 2012 presidential elections Are you convinced that, without being an end in itself, the proper functioning of competition is, even in times of crisis, a means of promoting economic growth in the form of more innovation, lower prices, improved quality of products and services and increased employment? François Hollande: It is often when it malfunctions that we realise what competition is for, for example when a young innovative company is hindered in its growth by a multinational or when cartels are formed and accumulate rents to the detriment

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