Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Communiqué of 18 September 2015 Summary of the second annual meeting of the Forum on 18 September 2015
Summary of the second annual meeting of the Forum on 18 September 2015
The Rome Antitrust Forum is an initiative co-organised by the Scuola Nazionale dell’Amministrazione (Rome) and the Law Department of the European University Institute (Florence). The purpose of the Forum is to bring together distinguished antitrust practitioners (both lawyers and economists), leading figures in antitrust enforcement from abroad and representatives of the Italian Competition Authority to discuss, on a non-attributable basis, the way in which the Italian system of antitrust enforcement operates. The Forum facilitates an exchange of views among participants in order to identify key challenges confronting antitrust enforcement in Italy. The Forum ends with some suggestions and recommendations which, if taken on board, could lead to a more effective system of antitrust enforcement in Italy.
This year the Forum considered two issues: the role of indirect evidence in proving the existence of a cartel, including in the context of public procurement, and the challenges facing the Italian Authority in the promotion of a pro-competitive system of regulation.
Below we set out some of the major challenges that emerged from the reflections of the Forum participants and conclude with some suggestions.