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Alternative title:

Correlations between consumer protection law and European Union competition policy

Subject and Keywords:

consumer protection   competition policy


Tyt. zeszytu: Transformacje systemu gospodarczego : (prace poświęcone pamięci Profesora Tomasza Afeltowicza)


This article addresses the question of the relationship between consumer protection law and the EU competition policy. The assessment of this relationship shows that competition and consumer policy are interdependent and their ultimate goal is a consumer and economic welfare. The competition law can be treated as the cornerstone of consumer law. Effective competition policy is crucial for delivering maximum benefi ts for consumers and widening consumer choice. On the other hand, there is a noticeable infl uence of consumer protection laws on fair trade and well functioning marketplace. The possible interactions between consumer and competition policy are described in the article. Most of them are positive, however, in some situations we can observe a clash of interests of the two disciplines. This also indicates the need for integrated approach to competition and consumer interventions

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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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ISSN 2084-4093   ISBN 978-83-229-3281-0


pol   eng


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661 ; no 3398. Ekonomia, ISSN 2084-4093 ; 18, s. 109-124

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Copyright by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego Sp. z o.o.

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