About an Essential Eelement of the European Antitrust: Commission Investigation Faculties of Inspection

By Jesús Soto Pineda (Universidad Externado de Colombia)

On the basis of the extension of the faculties assigned to the EU Commission to fight the existence of collusive agreements within the eurozone, the current article shows the requirements in which the power to inspect, seen more sensitively within the business world, must be started up by the European Competition Authority while looking into the natural contradiction from the inspection’s own objectives and the two basic postulates related to the right of defense as are the professional secret and the right to remain silent or against self-incrimination.

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