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European Union - Fourth Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 29 February 2000.


CONTENTS

FOURTH REPORT

PART 1 INTRODUCTION

The Treaty rules and procedures

The White paper

The inquiry

PART 2 BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE

Present problems

General reactions

Abolition of the notification/authorisation regime

The Treaty

Legal certainty

Decentralisation in principle

The Question of resources

National competition authorities

National courts

The applicant states

The problem of consistency

National competition authorities

National courts

Future Role of Commission

PART 3 OPINION

The resources question

what the Treaty permits

The issue of legal certainty

Decentralisation

the problem of consistency

National competition authorities

National courts

Role of the Commission

The timeliness of the proposal - enlargement

Conclusions and points for discussion

Recommendation

Appendix 1 - Membership of the Sub-Committee

Appendix 2 - List of Witnesses

Appendix 3 - Articles 81-85 of the EC Treaty

(Q) refers to a question in oral evidence

(p) refers to a page of the Report or Appendices or to a page of evidence


 
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