EU Revisits Article 82 on Competition Regulations

Law360, New York (March 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Looking to set a uniform competition policy on how to best protect European Union markets from dominant companies that abuse monopoly power, EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes and the Competition Directorate General are giving Article 82 of the EC Treaty a thorough review.

The Commission has published a Staff Discussion Paper for public review until March 31. Kroes said the discussion paper aims to establish consistent and effective ways to intervene against monopoly abuses not only by the Commission, but also by national competition agencies and courts...
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