CASE COMMENTS: PROCEEDINGS - EUROPEAN UNION - PUBLIC ACTIONS - LIMITATION PERIOD - CARTELS

Statute of limitations: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules on the relationship between European Union law and national rules on the statute of limitations for proceedings brought by national competition authorities (Kilpailu- ja kuluttajavirasto (Eltel), Whiteland)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Prosecution proceedings brought by the Commission are governed by EU law; those brought by national competition authorities ["NCAs"] by their national law. The limitation period for such proceedings therefore depends on whether they are initiated by the Commission or by an NCA, and whether they are subject to Regulation 1/2003 or to national law. The Eltel and Whiteland cases are thus part of a legal framework from which any EU legislative intervention to harmonise the limitation rules is absent, as Directive 2014/14 on private actions and Directive 2019/1 "ECN+" are inapplicable. Even in such a case, Union law is not without influence. The computation of

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Pascal Cardonnel, Statute of limitations: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules on the relationship between European Union law and national rules on the statute of limitations for proceedings brought by national competition authorities (Kilpailu- ja kuluttajavirasto (Eltel), Whiteland), 14 January 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100565, pp. 147-149

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