Aligning competition rules with Union law and creating appropriate administrative structures is a particular challenge for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe after long years of planned economies, as they had to develop a competition law regime only as part of the accession process.

The study deals with the approximation of Slovenian antitrust law to Union law. It comprehensively presents the approximation process, the antitrust law (prohibition of cartels, prohibition of abusive practices and merger control) as well as the application practice and examines their compatibility with the Union rules, the decision-making practices of the European Commission and the case law of the ECJ, respectively.

Since there is little relevant literature on Slovenian antitrust law and its application practice, this academic study is also an important source of information for practitioners.

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