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The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on EU Competition Law: A Review of Recent Case Law of the EU Courts

BY | December 13, 2011

Ben Van Rompuy, Dec 13, 2011 When the EU leaders agreed on the final version of the Lisbon Treaty, one particular amendment caused turmoil in the European competition law community.…

Ben Van Rompuy, Dec 13, 2011

When the EU leaders agreed on the final version of the Lisbon Treaty, one particular amendment caused turmoil in the European competition law community. The Lisbon Treaty suppressed the 50-year-old commitment to “undistorted competition,” embedded in the fundamental provisions of the Treaty establishing the European Community (‘EC’). According to Article 3(1)(g) EC, the activities necessary to achieve the objectives of the Community included

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