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    Is less really more?

  • Governments across Europe are, in the name of efficiency, consolidating competition authorities. In some cases, separate bodies responsible for different aspects of competition law enforcement merge. This is the case in France (since 2008) and Luxembourg (since 2012) and is about to happen in the UK.

    Competition authorities have merged with consumer authorities in Italy (2007), Denmark (2010), Malta (2011) and Finland (2013). Ireland is set to follow suit. The mergers in Estonia (2008) and Spain (2013) involved sector specific regulators.

    Source: Competition Law Insight, 14 May 2013

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