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This workshop addressed abuse of dominance, with discussions focusing on defining the relevant market, barriers to entry, determining whether market power exists, efficiency considerations as well as remedies and sanctions.
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The financial sector is vulnerable to systemic loss of trust. The current crisis resulted from failures in financial market regulation, not failure of competition. Competition and stability can co-exist in the financial sector: more competitive market structures promote stability by reducing the number of banks that are “too big to fail”. Competition helps make the financial sector efficient and ensure that rescue and stimulus
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Gasoline retailing has changed dramatically over the last 25 years. While refiners often still have extensive networks of gasoline retailers, there is also a large independent sector in many countries. A study of the effects of entry by large general retailers finds benefits to consumers. There has been a vigorous debate about whether vertical separation between gasoline stations and upstream entities should be required. It appears
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Le droit et la politique de la concurrence en République tchèque se sont alignés sur les pratiques européennes. Depuis l’examen par l’OCDE de sa politique de la concurrence en 2001, la République tchèque est devenue membre de l’Union européenne et sa loi sur la concurrence a été révisée...
Webcast - Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Angel Gurría and Frédéric Jenny open the 2009 Global Forum on Competition and answer journalists' questions.
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This roundtable examined the links between competition policy and energy security, with a focus on natural gas. The discussion began by addressing the questions of the meaning and importance of energy security; and the determinants of energy security, particularly as they relate to competition policy. It continued in dealing with gas supply, transportation, and distribution, addressing five aspects that relate to different aspects
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Between 2004 and 2006, the Competition Committee held a series of four roundtables on private enforcement in competition cases. This document summarises those discussions and focuses on general principles and policies as well as a number of specific issues related to private actions for damages.
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La notion de barrière à l'entrée est importante dans de nombreux domaines du droit et de la politique de la concurrence, mais la question de savoir ce qu'est exactement une barrière à l'entrée n'a jamais été résolue une fois pour toutes.
International co-operation between OECD countries on anticompetitive practices affecting international trade has been in operation for more than 40 years based on a series of Council Recommendations which have been elaborated and progressively refined by the Competition Committee.