AB-2009-56-3-07-Siciliani, Collective Dominance and Refusal to Supply: Closing the Gap in Article 82?
The interplay between competition and investment is one of the most
pressing economic issues debated in the public policy arena. This is
particularly true in reference to electronic communications and services
(ECNS) industries, where a balance needs to be reached between
enforcing a level playing field and preserving minimum conditions of
appropriability, in order to maintain investment incentives to venture
into risky development projects, while granting that consumers share
in the benefits from successful innovations.
Regulatory and antitrust authorities play a crucial role in this task,
in particular, as they prevent and deter dominant firms from unduly
monopolizing their markets. In this respect, European policy makers
are in the process of reviewing the analytical frameworks and the rules . . .