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The Modernisation of the Rules Implementing Art 81 and Art 82 ECT and its Implications for Italy


Georg Miribung

Contents: Compatibility of the legal exemption system with the treaty – Abolition of the notification system and its implications – Block exemptions, legal exemptions, guidelines and notices under the new regime – The new relationship between EC law and national law – Decentralisation to national authorities, especially in respect of the Italian Competition Authority – Decentralisation to national courts, with a special focus on the Italian Judiciary – The situation of undertakings – Effects on the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance – Eastern enlargement of the European Union – Further critical remarks (the new investigative powers of the Commission) – Possible alternatives to the new system.