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Competition Policy in the EU: Fifty Years on from the Treaty of Rome

Xavier Vives


The book takes stock and looks ahead on the development and implementation of competition policy in the European Union (EU) fifty years after the Treaty of Rome. Competition policy has emerged as a key policy in the EU, since today there is consensus that competition is the driving force for economic efficiency and the welfare of citizens. In this period, merger control has been introduced (in 1989) and reformed (in 2004); case law has established Articles 81 and 82 as fundamental tools to control and prevent anti-competitive behavior; state aid control has consolidated and evolved towards a m ... More

Keywords: European Union, EU, Treaty of Rome, economic efficiency, anti-competitive behavior, state aid control, cartels, merger control, regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199566358
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566358.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xavier Vives, editor
Professor of Economic and Finance, IESE Business School
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