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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Impact of EU Antitrust Procedure on the Role of the EU Courts (1997–2016)

Jan Blockx measures The Impact of EU Antitrust Procedure on the Role of the EU Courts (1997–2016).

ABSTRACT: For better or worse, the EU courts have played an important role in the development of EU competition law. This is not surprising: since its foundation, the CJEU (then ECJ) has had a profound impact on European integration in general and the development of European law in particular. In the early days of antitrust enforcement, ‘the support given by the Court [of Justice] to the work of the Commission was of critical importance in enabling its main lines of policy to be established.1 But also in subsequent years, the CJEU opened and closed enforcement paths of the Commission and for private plaintiffs before national courts, both through direct actions (applications for annulment) against Commission decisions and through its preliminary rulings procedure.2

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/2018/04/the-impact-of-eu-antitrust-procedure-on-the-role-of-the-eu-courts-19972016.html

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