Disintegration: Environmental Protection and Article 81 EC

Casey, D. (2009) Disintegration: Environmental Protection and Article 81 EC. European Law Journal, 15 (3). pp. 362-381. ISSN 1351-5993. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article addresses the question of whether the modernisation and decentralisation of EC competition law will affect the integration of environmental protection requirements into the framework of Article 81 EC. First, the interface between competition policy and environmental protection at both the constitutional level and operational level is investigated. Following this, the Commission's assessment of environmental benefits under Article 81(3) EC prior to decentralisation and modernisation is explored. It is submitted that the Commission's expansion of its interpretation of the first two positive criteria of Article 81(3) EC allowed environmental objectives and competition goals to be balanced within the framework of Article 81 EC. Finally, this article examines the extent to which the decentralisation and modernisation of Community competition law may impede the integration of environmental protection into the definition and implementation of Article 81 EC.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Jenny Harmer
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2012 08:58
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2013 10:10
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31705 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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