Workshop: “Populism and Antitrust”, March 29 (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)

The Florence Competition Programme and the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies (CARS) of the University of Warsaw cordially invite you to the workshop on “Populism and Antitrust: the Role of the ECN+ Directive.”

The event aims to gather academics, practitioners, officials from national competition authorities, EU institutions, as well as industry representatives to discuss the role of populist governments on competition policy enforcement in Europe.

In particular, the workshop aims at discussing whether and to what extent the ECN+ Directive, currently transposed by the EU Member States, might counterbalance such an influence. 

During the event, Prof. Maciej Bernatt will present his monograph on Populism and Antitrust , recently published by Cambridge University Press.

In his monograph, Prof. Bernatt analyses the challenges that the rule of populist governments is posing to the foundations of competition law, describing how populist governments have influenced national and regional (EU) competition law systems.

Taking Hungary and Poland as case studies, Prof. Bernatt proposes a new theoretical framework to measure and understand the illiberal influence of populism on competition law systems. He invites a discussion on how to enhance the resilience of competition law systems in the EU vis-à-vis challenges posed by populist governments.

Learn more here.