Stephen Martin U.S. Antitrust and EU Competition Policy: Where has the Former Been, Where is the Latter Going? Enero 2005“Monnet… contacted the American High Commissioner for Germany and arranged to draw on the services of the American diplomat Robert Bowie. Bowie drafted the first versions of what became Articles 65 and 66 of the Treaty of Paris, and he based them on Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act... There were changes in language and in nuance, but Articles 65 and 66, the direct ancestors of Articles 85 and 86 of the Treaty of Rome... are themselves direct descendents of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act… While the formal provisions of EU and US law correspond, in application EU competition policy has always been fundamentally affected by the overriding goal of promoting market integration. The Commission has, therefore, consistently opposed vertical restraints that have the effect of splitting the Single Market along national boundaries”.
Lo triste es que ese “overriding goal of promoting market integration” no puede alcanzarse a través de un derecho represor, cuasipenal como es el Derecho de la Competencia.