Competition Compliance: Limits to Competition Policy Harmonisation in EU Enlargement
AbstractThe paper analyses the extent of and the reasons behind limits to competition policy harmonisation in EU enlargement. Our focus is on vertical restraints. First, we compare the relevant legal regimes towards vertical agreements in the EU and in Eastern Europe. We then describe competition policy practice in all ten EU candidate countries and point out differences both between East and West and among the candidates. Finally, we examine a large database of inter-firm agreements in Eastern Europe's car industry and use insights from case studies of subcontracting to highlight instances of non-conformity between (1) East European competition law and practice and (2) EU rules and East European competition law enforcement. The conclusion recommends how to improve competition policy practice, and thus compliance, post-enlargement.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics. Centre for Industrial Economics in its series CIE Discussion Papers with number 2002-11.
Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2002
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antitrust law; EU enlargement; empirical studies;
Other versions of this item:
- Lorentzen, Jochen & Møllgaard, Peter, 2002. "Competition compliance: limits to competition policy harmonisation in EU enlargement," Working Papers 11-2002, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Economics.
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law
- L42 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Vertical Restraints; Resale Price Maintenance; Quantity Discounts
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2003-04-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-COM-2003-04-02 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-EEC-2003-04-02 (European Economics)
- NEP-LAW-2003-04-02 (Law & Economics)
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