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Three Possibilities for Reform of the Procedure of the European Commission in Competition Cases Under Regulation 1/2003


John Temple Lang


University of Dublin - Trinity College; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

November 18, 2011

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Special Report

Abstract:     
Following an examination of the present procedures of the European Commission in competition cases under Regulation 1/2003, this paper finds that the existing safeguards for due process are not sufficient and explains why reform is urgently needed. Three possible radical solutions are outlined: 1) setting up a decision-making body within the Commission, 2) setting up a separate European competition authority and 3) making the Commission a “prosecutor” bringing competition cases before the General Court, which would adopt the first legally binding decisions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 40

Keywords: European Commission, Regulation 1/2003, competition, decision-making, competition


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Date posted: February 1, 2012  

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Temple Lang, John, Three Possibilities for Reform of the Procedure of the European Commission in Competition Cases Under Regulation 1/2003 (November 18, 2011). Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Special Report. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1996510

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John Temple Lang (Contact Author)
University of Dublin - Trinity College ( email )
2-3 College Green
Dublin 2, Leinster 2
Ireland
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP ( email )
Rue de la Loi 57
Brussels, 1040
Belgium
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