Jean Monnet Network on enforcement of EU law (EULEN)

EU competition law

This theme contains topical issues related to EU competition law enforcement. In particular, the consequences of direct applicability of EU competition rules (Arts 101-102 TFEU) on both EU central level and national level are scrutinized. The EU competition law theme features all three developments EULEN focuses on – decentralized, transnational and centralized aspects. The decentralized dimension of competition law enforcement will concern inter alia the following issues: a level playing field for EU antitrust enforcement at national level (independence, resources, investigation, decision and fining powers); due process (fairness of the procedure and right of defense); and differences between EU and national procedures. The transnational dimension of competition law enforcement will concern inter alia the following issues: international antitrust enforcement; standards (procedural/substantial convergence); coordination between antitrust authorities (for example on leniency applications); jurisdictional issues, especially in the era of the digital economy; and recognition and enforcement of non-EU decisions. The centralized dimension of competition law enforcement will concern inter alia the following issues: tools to guarantee uniformity of enforcement (European Commission’s communications; CJEU rulings; directives); digital tools (common databases; common algorithms to identify cartels); and a common (second) language for all national competition authorities.

All themes

Advisory Board

The network also has an advisory board with internationally recognised experts in the field of enforcement:

General coordination
Utrecht University, the Netherlands (prof. dr. Michiel Luchtman and dr. Mira Scholten)
Summer School 2022
Utrecht University, the Netherlands (prof. Judith van Erp)
OECD (dr. Florentin Blanc)
EU competition law
The University of Warsaw, Poland
(dr. hab. Maciej Bernatt and dr. Laura Zoboli)

Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
(prof. Federico Ghezzi and prof. Mariateresa Maggiolino)

EU banking and financial services
King’s College London, the United Kingdom
(prof. Alexander H. Türk and dr. Oana Stefan)
Fight against EU financial fraud
The University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
(prof. Katalin Ligeti and mr. Fabio Giuffrida)