Journal Cover
Common Market Law Review
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.935
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 160  
  Full-text available via subscription Subscription journal
ISSN (Print) 0165-0750 - ISSN (Online) 0165-0750
Published by Kluwer Law International Homepage  [21 journals]
  • Strict competition enforcement and welfare: A constitutional perspective
           based on Article 101 TFEU and sustainability
    • Abstract: This article investigates the purpose and workings of EU competition law and policy: how does the protection of competition promote welfare' It scrutinizes the claim that sustainable consumption and production (SCP) requires flexible rather than strict enforcement of Article 101 TFEU. Flexible antitrust proponents argue that SCP requires sector-wide private coordination, as manufacturers of sustainable products suffer if consumers can opt for cheaper, less sustainable products. Four main arguments build on compliance with, respectively, the constitutional context of EU competition law, the more economic approach, the legitimate objective doctrine, and the useful effect doctrine. This article questions all four arguments. Integrating principle and practice, the article shows that strict competition enforcement is the way forward to promote welfare, in this case SCP. Problems of under-regulation should be addressed by the regulatory State.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Part of Volume 56, Issue 5
      Edith Loozen, Visiting researcher at VU University, Amsterdam (
      Journal Common Market Law Review
      Online ISSN 0165-0750
      ISSN 0165-0750
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +000
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
Tel: +00 44 (0)131 4513762
Fax: +00 44 (0)131 4513327
Home (Search)
Subjects A-Z
Publishers A-Z
Your IP address:
About JournalTOCs
News (blog, publications)
JournalTOCs on Twitter   JournalTOCs on Facebook

JournalTOCs © 2009-