Competition Law in Hungary: Harmonization Towards E.U. Membership

(1998) E.C.L.R., ISSUE 6, pp 358-369.

Posted: 17 Dec 2014

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Tihamer Toth

Peter Pazmany Catholic University - Faculty of Law; Competition Law Research Centre, Hungary

Date Written: February 15, 1998

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Toth, Tihamer, Competition Law in Hungary: Harmonization Towards E.U. Membership (February 15, 1998). (1998) E.C.L.R., ISSUE 6, pp 358-369., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2538761

Tihamer Toth (Contact Author)

Peter Pazmany Catholic University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Budapest
Hungary

Competition Law Research Centre, Hungary ( email )

PPKE-JAK
Szentkiralyi u. 28.
Budapest, H-1088
Hungary

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