Кому мешает "Ryanair"?

Конкурентная политика - крупнейший успех, достигнутый Евросоюзом. Причина проста: процедура принятия решений в данной сфере выведена из-под юрисдикции отдельных стран и не подвержена их влиянию. Как итог, многие лобби, мешавшие росту конкуренции или защищавшие господдержку, были в значительной степени ослаблены. Но не зашла ли эта борьба с монополиями слишком далеко?

Исполнительные полномочия, предоставленные Европейской Комиссии в сфере конкуренции, не позволяют отдельным странам налагать вето, и ей не надо идти на компромиссы, как это бывает в других сферах. Так, законы, управляющие единым рынком, должны приниматься единогласно, или, по крайней мере, квалифицированным большинством стран-участников, что замедляет работу.

В последнее время Европейская Комиссия много потеряла в глазах среднего европейца из-за едких перепалок между Советом и Комиссией по поводу "кончины" Пакта о стабильности и неприятия проекта Конституции. Поэтому крайне важно сохранить репутацию Комиссии в сфере конкуренции, так как она - самый дорогой капитал Союза, и не время его транжирить.

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