35 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2009
Date Written: July 17, 2009
This paper questions the advisability of a positive harmonization of Competition Law within the European Union. The White Paper on Damages Actions for Breach of EC Antitrust Rules (2008) tries to solve an inexistent problem: the insufficient enforcement of antitrust rules by the judiciary and citizens. Notwithstanding, the European Commission neglects the real problem: the lack of enforcement of the mentioned rules by national and European authorities.
Keywords: competition law, private enforcement, European commission
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Alfaro, Jesus, Against Positive Harmonization: The European Commission Proposal to Strengthen the Private Enforcement of Competition Law (July 17, 2009). InDret, Vol. 3, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1439643