So much of European competition news deals with the financial & political centers: London, Brussels, Paris, etc. Yet many of the most interesting challenges are faced by Central and Eastern European countries. In many cases, they’re dealing with a triple challenge – converting to a market economy, dealing with an economic downturn, and creating new competition policy coordinated with the EU. Danny Sokol is presenting an issue that asks authorities, practitioners, and academics from Austria, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania, and Slovakia to weigh in on meeting these challenges. It’s been a tough road, and there’s a way to go, but the energy and commitment are truly admirable.
The Other Europe
Within the last couple of months, Austrian competition law has followed new paths. Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber & Gerhard Fussenegger (Hgel Rechtsanwlte OG)
The GVH has sought to strengthen the client-friendly features of the Authority. Mikls Juhsz (Hungarian Competition Authority)
If we look at recent developments from a wider perspective, we can see some radical changes in the attitudes of the Hungarian legislature and the society. Pl Szilgyi (Pter Pzmny Catholic Universi