The European Union

Loannis Lianos and Arianna Andreangeli

in The Design of Competition Law Institutions

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199670048
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744341 | DOI:

Series: Law And Global Governance

The European Union

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This chapter discusses the history, institutional structure, mandate, procedural characteristics, and agency performance of the EU's competition law system. The competition law provisions of the European Treaty have remained unchanged since the Treaty of Rome was adopted in 1957. The Treaty is now called the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The European Commission is the body primarily responsible for the enforcement of these provisions. Through the initiation of the Competition Directorate, the European Commission investigates, enforces, and adjudicates all issues relating to competition law within its jurisdiction.

Keywords: European Treaty; European Commission; European Union; Treaty of Rome; Competition Directorate

Chapter.  34415 words. 

Subjects: Competition Law

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