The interdependence between the Italian Competition Authority and the European Commission: Re-framing the role of National Competition Authorities through the analysis of digital markets.

Journal title DIRITTO COSTITUZIONALE
Author/s Antonio Davola
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/2 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 184-198 File size 215 KB
DOI 10.3280/DC2022-002011
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The article investigates the relationship existing between the enforcement of competition law by National Competition Authorities (NCAs) and the hierarchical centralized system overseen by the European Commission. If, on the one hand, the national enforcement of antitrust law embodies a structural feature of the European Competition Network as outlined by Regulation 1/2003, on the other hand a major risk exists, that this system might ultimately fragment the approach to anti-competitive dynamics in the European Market. To inspect which role NCAs - and the Italian AGCM - will play in forthcoming years, the analysis of digital markets is identified as a pivotal perspective to under-stand how to preserve NCAs’ flexibility and experimentalism while at the same promot-ing harmonization at the European level.

Keywords: Antitrust; European Competition Network, AGCM, Commissione Europea, mercato digitale, interdipendenza; Competition law, European Competition Network, National Competition Authorities, European Commission, Digital markets, interdependence.

Antonio Davola, L’AGCM e i rapporti di interdipendenza con la Commissione Europea: riflessioni sul ruolo delle Autorità Nazionali della Concorrenza a partire dalle evoluzioni normative e giurisprudenziali nel mercato digitale in "DIRITTO COSTITUZIONALE" 2/2022, pp 184-198, DOI: 10.3280/DC2022-002011