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European competition and environmental laws at a crossroad: An environmentally friendly meeting?

Dadomo, Christian

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Abstract

Since the adoption and implementation of the EC Treaty, competition law has been one of the cornerstones of the European construction and of the open single market. Derogations to its rules are limited and applied restrictively.
Equally, though at a later stage in the European integration process, environmental protection has also become one of the European Union’s “essential objectives” as the Court of Luxembourg recognised it in its well-known cases Procureur de la République v Association de la Défense des Brûleurs d’Huiles Usagées and Commission v Denmark . Furthermore, under article 6 of the EC Treaty, one of the main principles underlying European environmental policies is that of the integration of environmental considerations into other European policies, including European competition policy.
By nature, environmental protection sometimes requires the conclusion of agreements, the granting of state financial aids or even the exercise of certain activities by a body in a monopoly position. Under those circumstances, environmental law may clash with competition rules.

Citation

Dadomo, C. (2004, September). European competition and environmental laws at a crossroad: An environmentally friendly meeting?. Paper presented at Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2004, Sheffield, England

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2004
Conference Location Sheffield, England
Start Date Sep 13, 2004
End Date Sep 14, 2004
Acceptance Date Sep 14, 2004
Publicly Available Date Jun 9, 2019
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords EU competition law, EU environmental law
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1057922
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference Sheffield 2004