Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 3:54 pm

ronaldacass.jpgRonald Cass (Dean Emeritus of Boston University School of Law) on WSJ: Unlike the U.S., where officials in the Department of Justice or Federal Trade Commission who investigate and prosecute violations of antitrust law must make their case to other decision makers, the EU’s competition authority, known as DG-COMP, wields all three powers. That arrangement further increases scope for administrative discretion and reduces prospects for an effective check on protectionist — or simply biased — enforcement. For detail see here.