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"Leveling the Playing Field in the EU, NAFTA, CAN, Mercosur and Beyond: Comparing the Role of Competition Rules in Regional Economic Organizations"

Jones, Clifford A. and Levin, Frederic G. (2005) "Leveling the Playing Field in the EU, NAFTA, CAN, Mercosur and Beyond: Comparing the Role of Competition Rules in Regional Economic Organizations". In: UNSPECIFIED, Austin, Texas. (Unpublished)

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      Abstract

      [From the Introduction]. While more recent documents have placed more emphasis on maintenance of competitive markets as the first objective of EC competition policy and seemingly demoted the single market objective to second place, there is no doubt that both are important. Because the Community welcomed ten new members in 2004 and expects two to three more in 2007, the single market objective may well take on renewed importance. Many of the new Member States and candidates for EU membership are former Communist states to whom "free market" has been a pejorative term for most of the decades since the close of World War II. The new Member States frequently are also new market economies in which those former state-owned industries which have survived the collapse of the Soviet Union are often dominant in the national markets. The challenges of creation of a single market free of distortions and restrictions of competition in the context of ten new members are arguably comparable to if not greater than those which faced the Six in 1952 and 1958.

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      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
      Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-US
      EU policies and themes > External relations > regionalism, international
      EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > competition policy
      EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Latin America
      Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
      ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
      Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2005 (9th), March 31-April 2, 2005
      Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
      Official EU Document: No
      Language: English
      Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2005
      Page Range: p. 26
      Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:25
      URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3093

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