Decentralising European Competition Policy
The postwar evolution of European competition policy and the development of national systems of competition enforcement are inextricably linked, with the overwhelming majority of domestic competition policies emerging after the EEC Treaty was signed. The European policy set a precedent which many national governments were keen to follow, to the extent that by 1998, all fifteen member states can boast their own domestic competition laws. However, despite many examples of policy convergence, there remain important differences between the national regimes (Haslam-Jones, 1995).
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