Consumer protection: An overview of EU and national case law

The relevance of consumers in the application of competition law Much has been written about objectives pursued through the application of the rules of competition. But no final or decision conclusion has ever been reached on this difficult topic. The fact of the matter is that competition has existed for ages. It provides a mechanism whereby a structure is establish in societies – a hierarchy among people. But competition never takes place without rules. The mechanism whereby resources and status are lost or acquired has always been regulated. And the rules applicable to it have an impact on the outcome of the process. Typically: a lenient competition policy will benefit big businesses which are then allowed, implicitly at least, to use their power to maintain or improve their

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Paul Nihoul, Consumer protection : An overview of EU and national case law, 16 octobre 2013, e-Competitions Consumer protection, Art. N° 58031

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