The Evolving Enforcement of E.U. Competition Laws
Martin A. Goldberg J.D, LL.M; Dr. James N. Mohs

The object of competition laws in the European Union is to protect competitors as well as competition. In addition to the protection offered by the EU itself, many EU member nations have enacted competition laws to curb anti-competitive acts, and specifically to prevent unfair competition. Thus, it might be supposed that competition law in the European Union would provide a substantial benefit to entrepreneurs and would facilitate entrepreneurship. Unlike the United States, enforcement of competition law in Europe has historically been the domain of the government, generally by the of the European Commissioners for Competition, and does not rely on private actions of businesses affected by competition law violations.By combining existing worldwide case law, legislation, and governmental policies as a lens, this paper analyzes the growth of entrepreneurial enforcement of unfair competition practices, and reviews issues still in development.

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