Greening Eu Competition Law And Policy

Author: Suzanne Kingston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139502786
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One of the fundamental challenges currently facing the EU is that of reconciling its economic and environmental policies. Nevertheless, the role of environmental protection in EU competition law and policy has often been overlooked. Recent years have witnessed a shift in environmental regulation from reliance on command and control to an increased use of market-based environmental policy instruments such as environmental taxes, green subsidies, emissions trading and the encouragement of voluntary corporate green initiatives. By bringing the market into environmental policy, such instruments raise a host of issues that competition law must address. This interdisciplinary treatment of the interaction between these key EU policy areas challenges the view that EU competition policy is a special case, insulated from environmental concerns by the overriding efficiency imperative, and puts forward practical proposals for achieving genuine integration.

European Competition Law Annual 2012

Author: Philip Lowe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782254811
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This volume contains papers presented at the 17th Annual EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop, organized by Philip Lowe and Mel Marquis and held at the European University Institute on 13-14 July 2012. From a variety of angles the book explores the themes of competition, regulation and certain public policies; their interactions; and, in some cases, their mutual tensions. The authors of the various chapters consider legal and economic issues relating to network industries, industrial, environmental and trade policies, and intellectual property and innovation policies, among others. Comparative views and the views of judges from different jurisdictions are provided, and techniques for mediating among different policy objectives and frameworks are discussed. Authors contributing to this book include: Rafael Allendesalazar, Robert D Anderson, Marco Boccaccio, Ginevra Bruzzone, Cristina Caffarra, Alexandre de Streel, Ian Forrester, Douglas Ginsburg, Geert Goeteyn, Calvin Goldman, Daniel Haar, KÃ1⁄4llike JÃ1⁄4rimäe, Suzanne Kingston, Lars Kjà ̧lbye, Paul Lugard, Mel Marquis, Veljko Milutinovic, Giorgio Monti, Anna Caroline MÃ1⁄4ller, Rosa Perna, Anthony Pygram, Philip Lowe, Pierre Régibeau and Jon Stern.

Consumer Involvement In Private Eu Competition Law Enforcement

Author: Maria Ioannidou
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198726430
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Despite the growing importance of 'consumer welfare' in EU competition law debates, there remains a significant disconnect between rhetoric and reality, as consumers and their interests still play only an ancillary role in this area of law. Consumer Involvement in Private EU Competition Law Enforcement is the first monograph to exclusively address this highly topical and much debated subject, providing a timely and wide-ranging examination of the need for more active consumer participation in competition law. Written by an expert in the field, it sets out a comprehensive framework of policy implications and arguments for greater involvement, positioning the debate in the context of a broader EU law perspective. It outlines pragmatic approaches to remedial and procedural measures that would enable consumer empowerment. Finally, the book identifies key institutional and political obstacles to the adoption of effective measures, and suggests alternative routes to enhance the role of consumers in private competition law enforcement. The book's innovative approach, combining normative analysis and practical solutions, make it invaluable for academics, policy-makers, and practitioners in the field.

The Greening Of Agricultural Policy In Industrial Societies

Author: David Jeremiah Vail
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While shifting priorities are universal in industrial societies the authors argue here that the sweep and comprehensiveness of Sweden?s ?green? policy responses have put it in the vanguard. In this book they explore the gathering momentum behind agricultural ?greening? in a context of worldwide economic restructuring and environmental challenges.

Seeking Common Ground

Author: Andrew D. M. Anderson
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press
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This book examines what is arguably the most critical and controversial issue of the 1989. Free Trade Agreement signed by the United States and Canada: dispute settlement mechanisms. Debates over this issue have sharpened as the number and intensity of trade disputes have risen due to increasing international competition. More and more groups are calling for the United States to adopt trade policies that will counter the "unfair" practices of foreign governments. Others argue that such policies will jeopardize the success of NAFTA and skew world trade systems. Andrew D.M. Anderson explores this central debate, considering whether the United States will accept international agreements on the mechanisms to settle trade disputes or will resort to the "strong arm" of its political system. His careful and detailed analysis surveys the development of dispute settlement mechanisms, discusses the expectations of the countries that have agreed to them, and evaluates whether the mechanisms are being successfully implemented. Drawing comparisons to the successes and, more important, to the failures of the present GATT accord, Anderson finds that the role of the United States - and its degree of willingness (or unwillingness) to accept the dispute settlement apparatus - has significant ramifications for future, broader agreements on resolving international trade disputes. This book is essential reading for anyone trying to stay current with NAFTA debates, including policymakers, political scientists, economists, and specialists on international trade.