The Europe Agreements, which were concluded comparatively early by the European Community with the Central European countries that were being considered for accession, obliged the candidate countries to align their national competition rules with Community law. Now that accession has been completed, both the harmonized national competition rules and the now directly applicable provisions of Community law apply.
The present publication on Hungarian antitrust law continues a series of studies tracing the process of alignment of the new Member States’ national competition rules with Community law and presenting the state of legal development that has been reached in the meantime. Not only the content of the relevant laws is explained, but also their application by the competent competition authorities and courts is analyzed.
These studies are intended not only to satisfy a scholarly interest in the development of competition law in Central Europe, but also to meet the information needs of practitioners, which will continue to grow with the increasing integration of Central European economies into the Common Market.