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 - Rome Offiice
November 18, 2011
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Special Report
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, competitionAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 1, 2012
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