9780191039881 electronic book 0191039888 electronic book 9780198726432 0198726430 9780198726432
In the last decade, EU competition law rhetoric has attributed increased importance to 'consumer interest'. The enforcement of EU competition law often does not match these pronouncements as final consumers and their respective interests play only an ancillary role. The book starts from this observed inconsistency with the aim of strengthening the importance attributed to 'consumer interest' in the application and enforcement of EU competition law. By alluding to the difficulties in adopting a final consumer welfare standard in the substantive enforcement of EU competition law, the book explores an alternative route and focuses predominantly on consumer participation in private competition law enforcement.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-243) and index.
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Introduction Part A. Normative approach to consumer participation: 'Consumer interest' and the aims of EU competition law Normative justifications for increased consumer involvement Part B. Practical approach to consumer participation: Improving consumers' role : 'standing' and 'access to evidence' Improving consumers' role : collective actions Consumer involvement in public competition law enforcement : towards acceptable alternatives Overcoming institutional and political limitations : appropriate instruments for the introduction of European-wide measures.
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