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Lisbonne Agenda and Competition Law

The European Commission tends to refer more and more to the Lisbon Agenda in various competition policy documents. The authors are of the opinion that such a tendancy is contrary to the objectives of the competition policy.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Recently, in some of its official communications on Community competition policy, the European Commission has made reference to the objectives of the Lisbon Agenda, and more particularly to the competitiveness of European companies. While such references previously only appeared in "political" documents (see e.g. Communication from the Commission, A pro-active competition policy for a competitive Europe, COM(2004) 293 final), there has been a resurgence of this type of reference in more "technical" documents produced by DG Competition, such as the Report on Competition Policy 2004 or the December 2005 Green Paper on damages actions. In these documents the

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  • White & Case (Brussels)
  • General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)

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Assimakis Komninos, Ian Forrester, Lisbonne Agenda and Competition Law, September 2006, Concurrences N° 3-2006, Art. N° 1489, pp. 1-2

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