As such, the role of anticompetitive agreements control and the enforcement of anti-trust legislation
were transferred to the operational directions of DG Competition.
Perez Motta has in the past criticized efforts by the large conglomerates to block the anti-trust legislation
. "It's incredible that these [business owners] are fighting to maintain their privileges," Motta said at a news conference a few weeks before the Chamber of Deputies passed the bill.
Above all, the emphasis was on competition (state aid and anti-trust legislation
), aviation security (seeking compatible approaches in the EU and US) and environmental questions.
The Lisbon Strategy was launched at the same time but it hasn't caught fire to the same degree as Mr Monti's overhaul of anti-trust legislation
. Once again, he described his vision of how competition could drive the European economy forward.
The European Commission's long-awaited draft guidelines on a key piece of anti-trust legislation
- Article 82 of the EC Treaty on abuse of dominant position - will not be circulated until next year, a Commission official confirmed at a closed meeting of EU competition lawyers in Brussels on September 23.
Estonia only needs to ensure that its anti-trust legislation
is not in contradiction with the more recent Community block exemptions, and to provide resources to ensure effective enforcement, in view of the recent criminalisation of anti-trust offences.
In 2000-2002, financial assistance through SAPARD will be Euro 18.3 million.The Commission's formal view.The agricultural questions identified by the European Commission in its recent regular report on Slovakia included:* The purchase of farm or forestry land by foreigners is not permitted.* Anti-trust legislation
still exempts the agricultural sector.* Special attention needs to be paid to an agricultural census.* The upgrading of laboratories, the veterinary and plant health data base systems, animal welfare and agri-food industry require further efforts.* Rules on the registration and identification of animals still need to be adopted.* Border inspection posts do not meet EU requirements.
The BBC is also implicated in the investigation which, under recent changes to UK competition law (to align it more closely with EU anti-trust legislation
under Article 85 of the EC Treaty) implicated both organisations of price fixing or "restrictive practice".