CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – EUROPEAN UNION – EUROPEAN COMPETITION NETWORK – POWERS OF THE AUTHORITIES – EFFECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF COMPETITION RULES

ECN: The European Commission publishes a proposal for a directive aiming to enable competition authorities to be more effective enforcers of competition rules (ECN + Directive)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. After the adoption of Regulation 1/2003 some 15 years ago, this proposal for a so-called ECN + Directive marks a new stage in the approximation of competition law in the European Union. Whereas the first text established a convergence rule for the substantive rules and mechanisms for cooperation between authorities within the European Competition Network, the new proposal aims more at the approximation of national laws on the status of authorities and their powers, in particular procedural ones. This column will limit itself to a brief presentation of the Commission's project and will identify some of the questions it raises, without, of course, claiming

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Christophe Lemaire, ECN: The European Commission publishes a proposal for a directive aiming to enable competition authorities to be more effective enforcers of competition rules (ECN + Directive), 22 March 2017, Concurrences N° 3-2017, Art. N° 84573, pp. 126-128

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