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The comeback of the regulatory State in the French Overseas

The law on the economic regulation in the Overseas raises a debate with in one hand a Minister with a discourse of fight against monopolies and a strengthening competition and in the other hand, the whistleblowers of the regulatory State opposed to the interference of the State in the functioning of markets economy. But the experts in these subjects know that the economy needs sometimes the intervention of the State to save the competition.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The law of 20 November 2012 on overseas economic regulation has given rise to an astonishing debate that has taken place on reversed fronts. On the one hand, a minister, in accordance with the commitments of the President of the Republic, made a speech to combat monopoly rents in the overseas territories and stated the objective of strengthening competition in these territories, which have known little competition up to now, and, on the other hand, there was a strong chorus of voices denouncing the return of the administered economy and warning against State interference in the functioning of the markets. Some teasing minds might say that, with this

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Victorin Lurel, The comeback of the regulatory State in the French Overseas, May 2013, Concurrences N° 2-2013, Art. N° 51495, pp. 5-6

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