Greening EU Competition Law and Policy

Greening EU Competition Law and Policy

by Suzanne Kingston
     
 

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One of the fundamental challenges currently facing the EU is that of reconciling its economic and environmental policies. Nevertheless, the role of environmental protection in EU competition law and policy has often been overlooked. Recent years have witnessed a shift in environmental regulation from reliance on command and control to an increased use of

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Overview

One of the fundamental challenges currently facing the EU is that of reconciling its economic and environmental policies. Nevertheless, the role of environmental protection in EU competition law and policy has often been overlooked. Recent years have witnessed a shift in environmental regulation from reliance on command and control to an increased use of market-based environmental policy instruments such as environmental taxes, green subsidies, emissions trading and the encouragement of voluntary corporate green initiatives. By bringing the market into environmental policy, such instruments raise a host of issues that competition law must address. This interdisciplinary treatment of the interaction between these key EU policy areas challenges the view that EU competition policy is a special case, insulated from environmental concerns by the overriding efficiency imperative, and puts forward practical proposals for achieving genuine integration.

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'… an important contribution … timely and should not be missed by anyone whether practitioner or academic working in the area of EU antitrust or State aid.' Common Market Law Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107003026
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2011
Series:
Antitrust and Competition Law Series
Pages:
490
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Suzanne Kingston is a practising barrister and a lecturer in law at University College Dublin. She previously worked as a référendaire (legal secretary) at the European Court of Justice and practised competition law at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton, Brussels.

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