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EU Regulation and Competition Law in the Transport Sector, 2nd Edition edited by Ortiz Blanco, Luis; Van Houtte, Ben (23rd February 2017)

Part II Common Issues, 2 Regulation and Competition

Tim Maxian Rusche

From: EU Regulation and Competition Law in the Transport Sector (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Luis Ortiz Blanco, Ben Van Houtte

Subject(s):
Institutional structure of Community — Market definition — Market power — European Union — Transport

This chapter explores what is actually meant by ‘regulation’ in the transport sector. Whereas competition law is applied by the Commission and national competition authorities, regulation involves a much broader set of actors. In particular, the Union legislator has created a number of agencies in this field, and the applicable legislation often entrusts national regulators with certain tasks. The chapter describes the respective roles of EU institutions, agencies, and national regulators in applying the EU regulatory framework in the transport sector. The precise extent of tasks that has been attributed to them varies; whether the decisions are limited to clearly defined executive powers, as required by Meroni, is explored.

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