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Competition authorities and regulators in Belgium: hierarchy versus cooperation

Frank Naert (UGent)
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This paper provides an analysis of the possible relationships between the competition authority and sectoral regulators. The relevant literature is first discussed and then applied to the Belgian situation. As in so many other countries, Belgium is going through a difficult search process to find the appropriate relationship. Nevertheless, we might be able to take a relatively unique direction in the future. It is not unimaginable that a constellation is developing which will put the competition authority on a higher hierarchical level than the sector regulators, by installing it as the body of appeal for the decisions of the sector regulators.
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regulation, competition policy, network industries

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Naert, Frank. 2009. “Competition Authorities and Regulators in Belgium: Hierarchy Versus Cooperation.” Ed. Matthias Finger and Rolf Künneke. Competition and Regulation in Network Industries 2: 139–158.
APA
Naert, F. (2009). Competition authorities and regulators in Belgium: hierarchy versus cooperation. (M. Finger & R. Künneke, Eds.)COMPETITION AND REGULATION IN NETWORK INDUSTRIES, 2, 139–158.
Vancouver
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Naert F. Competition authorities and regulators in Belgium: hierarchy versus cooperation. Finger M, Künneke R, editors. COMPETITION AND REGULATION IN NETWORK INDUSTRIES. Antwerp/Oxford: Intersentia; 2009;2:139–58.
MLA
Naert, Frank. “Competition Authorities and Regulators in Belgium: Hierarchy Versus Cooperation.” Ed. Matthias Finger & Rolf Künneke. COMPETITION AND REGULATION IN NETWORK INDUSTRIES 2 (2009): 139–158. Print.
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  author       = {Naert, Frank},
  editor       = {Finger, Matthias and K{\"u}nneke, Rolf},
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  title        = {Competition authorities and regulators in Belgium: hierarchy versus cooperation},
  volume       = {2},
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