EUROPEAN AUTO INDUSTRY MAY BE FORCED INTO FREE-FOR-ALL COMPETITION REGIMEEUROPEAN AUTO INDUSTRY MAY BE FORCED INTO FREE-FOR-ALL COMPETITION REGIME

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN auto industry - long the continent's odd man out in terms of competition law - may have to face a new laissez faire legal regime that would ban formal links between manufacturers, dealers and repairers.
This warning is clear in a report released yesterday (May 28) by the European Commission on how the European Union's (EU) 'block exemption' system, protecting the EU auto industry from the full force of European competition law, has been working.
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