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Margin Squeeze Abuses: The EU Perspective

 |  April 14, 2009

In the recent years, the European Commission (“Commission”) and National Competition Authorities have devoted a great deal of their attention to the enforcement of Article 82 of the EC Treaty and the equivalent provisions at the national level. Among the various forms of abuses investigated, margin squeeze allegations have clearly been a priority in the decisional practice of the authorities, with a large number of those decisions relating to the telecoms sector.