'Consumer Welfare' and Article 82EC: Practice and Rhetoric

  title={'Consumer Welfare' and Article 82EC: Practice and Rhetoric},
  author={P. Akman},
  journal={World Competition},
  • P. Akman
  • Published 2008
  • Economics
  • World Competition
This paper questions whether the objective of Article 82EC is indeed enhancing ‘consumer welfare’ as suggested by the EC Commission when one examines the application of the provision thus far. It critically analyses the case law of the EC Commission and Courts to show that there is great dissonance between the practice and the policy declarations on the provision. When one considers the practice alongside the rhetoric, Article 82EC appears as a provision enforced without a clear standard of… Expand
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