The ECN Plus Directive: the harmonization of national procedural rules governing the parallel enforcement of EU competition law in the internal market.

FRANCO RIZZUTO

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Abstract

The ECN Plus Directive seeks to remedy the uneven enforcement of EU Competition Law in the Member States. The key objective is the harmonization of national procedural rules governing the parallel enforcement of EU Competition Law by National Administrative Competition Authorities and the alignment of their enforcement powers with that of the Commission. Main elements include uniform rules on their legal and operational independence and adequate resources, investigative powers, sanctions and fines, leniency, and mutual assistance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-583
JournalEuropean Competition Law Review
Volume40
Issue number12
Early online date31 Dec 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Competition law
  • Competition procedure
  • Enforcement
  • EU law
  • Harmonisation
  • National competition authorities

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