Friday, September 10, 2010
Improving EU Competition Law Procedures by Applying Principles of Good Administration: The Role of the Ombudsman
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
P. Nikiforos Diamandouros (European Ombudsman) discusses Improving EU Competition Law Procedures by Applying Principles of Good Administration: The Role of the Ombudsman.
ABSTRACT: The European Commission plays a key role in the application of EU competition law. Various mechanisms exist for reviewing the exercise of these powers. They include the European Ombudsman. While the mandate of the Ombudsman goes far beyond competition law—he deals with allegations of ‘maladministration’ in all areas where EU institutions and bodies operate—his role has interesting applications in the competition law field, as demonstrated by his recent Intel decision.