Towards a new European Competition Policy

The European competition policy has not substantially changed in the last six decades. In a political, economic and social context characterized by an economic downturn, the increase of protectionism and greater public intervention, the competition policy traditional approach may represent a serious risk for its own future. Time has now come to think about the need to reinvent competition policy and to make it more effective in order to give the Union and its Member States the means to respond to the great challenges they are facing.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. European competition policy as we know it has not changed much over the past six decades. It is true that we have seen a number of significant developments, including the introduction of mechanisms for the structural control of markets through the adoption of a system of prior notification of concentrations. It is also true that there have been significant changes in the criteria applicable to the analysis of the different types of restrictions, in the way in which State aid is

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Luís Miguel Pais Antunes, Towards a new European Competition Policy, September 2010, Concurrences N° 3-2010, Art. N° 32129, www.concurrences.com

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