Regulating Multinational Corporate Concentration-The European Economic Community

It is the purpose of this article to discuss the policies and goals of the efforts of the European Communities to regulate multinational corporate concentration. For reasons that will become clear in the course of the article, it is necessary to start by outlining the means available to the European Communities, both presently and potentially, to promote these policies. It is not possible to see what those policies might be or how they are likely to develop without understanding the practical implications of the various legal rules on which the Community might rely in the future. This article does not deal directly with merger regulation under the European Coal and Steel Community Treaty (ECSC Treaty), or with procedural questions, although both of these are of some interest in connection with the main topic.