The Antitrust Activism of the European Commission in the Telecommunications Sector

@inproceedings{Streel2014TheAA,
  title={The Antitrust Activism of the European Commission in the Telecommunications Sector},
  author={A. D. Streel},
  year={2014}
}
This paper analyses the role of the European Commission in taking cases of abuse of dominance in the telecommunications sector since its liberalisation in 1998. The argument is that the Commission has played a very active antitrust role, in particular at the beginning of the liberalisation, and that its activism was blessed by the EU Courts. Indeed, the Courts see competition law as a complement, and not a substitute, to regulation. They have set a relatively low threshold for proving margin… Expand