Competition Law in Hungary: Harmonization Towards E.U. Membership
(1998) E.C.L.R., ISSUE 6, pp 358-369.
Posted: 17 Dec 2014
Date Written: February 15, 1998
The paper gives an overview about the development of modern Hungarian competition law. It presents how the Europe Agreements' harmonization clause and Article 62 mirroring the competition rules of the E.C. Treaty had an impact on legislation and the evolving practice of the Hungarian Competition Authority. The Hungarian Constitutional Court challenged the applicability of the Implementing Rules of Article 62 EEA leading to the adoption of a new set of competition rules broadly in line with the approach European Economic Area.
Keywords: harmonization, preparation for EU membership, associated status, competition law, national competition authority, Hungarian Competition Authority, Europe Agreement, Hungarian Constitutional Court, Implementing rules of the EA
JEL Classification: K21, K33
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