Enforcement of competition rules

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Stanovisko EHSV: Enforcement of competition rules

Key points


  • is convinced that competition policy should ensure equal opportunities, and stresses that national competition authorities (NCAs) must tackle secret cartels;
  • is concerned about the serious shortcomings with regard to the independence and resources of the NCAs in many Member States;
  • recommends that the powers assigned to the NCAs also be used for preventive measures;
  • believes that NCAs should be granted the power to institute legal proceedings in their own right.

Other relevant EESC opinions:

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