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Ročník 104

2021

 

 
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LAPŠANSKÝ, L.: System of protection of competition according to Section 55 paragraph 2 of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic.

Právny obzor, 100, 2017, č. 6, s. 576 – 594.

Abstract. System of protection of competition according to Section 55 paragraph 2 of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic. Section 55 paragraph 2 of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic stipulates a positive obligation of the State to protect competition. This obligation is imposed on all public authorities, i.e. both the legislator and the bodies applying legal regulations. The public authorities are obliged to provide free access to the market and equality of the rules of conduct of the competitors on the market. When assessing the fulfilment of the legislator´s obligation to ensure equality of the rules of conduct of competitors on the market, the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic has developed an interesting case-law on admissibility of the criteria for distinguishing among competitors. Activities without economic substance are fully excluded from the scope of application of Section 55 paragraph 2 of the Constitution. For some activities with economic substance the obligation to protect competition is limited or excluded by other public interest.

Key words: protection of economic competition, Constitution, Constitutional Court

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