EU Proposes Civil Antitrust Enforcement Policies

Law360, New York (April 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission said in a report on Thursday that European businesses harmed by anti-competitive behavior should be able to claim damages in court, rather than relying on state regulators to go after the offenders.

In the report, known as the White Paper, the commission made several recommendations to reform Europe's antitrust enforcement policy.

The commission said that companies should be able to claim single, rather than multiple, damages from rivals who engaged in cartels or monopolistic behavior, plus interest. It also said that claimants should...
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