Antitrust Enforcement in the Electricity and Gas Industries: Problems and Solutions for the EU
9 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2006
Date Written: June 2006
Antitrust enforcement in the electricity and gas industries raises specific problems that call for specific solutions. Among the issues: How can the anticompetitive effects of mergers be assessed in a changing regulatory environment? Should long-term agreements in energy purchasing be prohibited? What are the benefits of preventive action such as competition advocacy and market surveillance committees? Should Article 82 (a) of the EC Treaty be used to curb excessive pricing?
Keywords: Antitrust, Competition Policy, Electricity
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