ANCA ILEANA DUŞCĂ
Conf. univ. dr., Universitatea din Craiova, Facultatea de Drept.
Free and undistorted competition between public or private firms of the Member States of the European Union is closely linked to the proper functioning of the internal market; this is why competition law is a major component of the substantive law of the European Union. The Union, according to Art. 3 TEU has exclusive competence to establish the competition rules necessary for its operation. While on the market fundamental freedoms, the Court has played an important role in specifying and developing these primary legal instruments of integration on competition, the European Commission has acted with priority over other institutions.
free competition, the European Union, European Commission, Internal Market, agreements between enterprises, concerted practices