Influence of the General Principles of Community Law on Polish Antitrust Procedure
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This article presents the new legal problems related to the decentralization of the enforcement of Community competition law. The study shows that Regulation 1/2003 did not only give national antitrust authorities new rights and competences in that context but obligated them also to respect the general principles of Community law1. This article contains an analysis of the first decisions issued by the UOKiK President on the basis of Community law and shows that the right of defence applicable to Polish proceedings differs from the standards developed by the European Commission and courts. The paper concludes with a number of suggestions concerning changes in Polish antitrust procedure regarding not only the application of Community law but also national provisions.
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