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Leniency policies in Europe

Leniency programs are now a well established and efficient policies through Europe, both at the EU level and at the national levels. In this sery of 5 articles, EU and national policy officers, academics and practionners give various points of view on the use of lenieny programs in the EU network context and on same international law issues.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. NB: Notes and tables of these 5 articles appear in the pdf version attached What developments for clemency in the European Union? Catherine PRIETO, Professor Jean-Christophe RODA, ATER Paul Cézanne University - Aix-Marseille Reasons for clemency The fight against horizontal cartels, or "hardcore cartels" to use Anglo-Saxon terminology, requires constant vigilance as these practices collide head-on with the rules of the market and cause considerable damage to competition and consumers. This is why the eradication of cartels became a priority objective in most European countries from the 1980s onwards. In order to deter companies from engaging in such

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Laurence Idot, Catherine Prieto, Céline Gauer, Jean-Christophe Roda, Christophe Lemaire, Marie-Barbe Girard, Leniency policies in Europe, September 2005, Concurrences N° 3-2005, Art. N° 1365, pp. 12-27

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