Franck: French Conseil de la concurrence wants to grow

Brief article in French prompted by a report in the French newspaper Le Monde pleading poverty on behalf of the French Conseil de la concurrence, and drawing attention to comparisons with the UK's OFT in an apparent attempt at justifying greater powers, and more money, for the Conseil.

I have been impressed by the relative clarity of Conseil decisions on Article 82 cases (certainly compared to the work of the OFT and the UK regulators with concurrent powers), so it would take some evidence to convince me that making the Conseil more like the OFT would be a good idea. Did the article provide such evidence? Emphatically not: the data used by Le Monde in its comparison with the OFT turn out to be less than robust.

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Filed under Conseil de la concurrence, France.

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