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Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version)
Part Three: Community policies
Title VI: Common rules on competition, taxation and approximation of laws
Chapter 1: Rules on competition
Section 1: Rules applying to undertakings
Article 82
Article 86 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version)
Article 86 - EEC Treaty

OJ C 325, 24.12.2002, p. 65–65 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)
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Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version) - Part Three: Community policies - Title VI: Common rules on competition, taxation and approximation of laws - Chapter 1: Rules on competition - Section 1: Rules applying to undertakings - Article 82 - Article 86 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version) - Article 86 - EEC Treaty

Official Journal C 325 , 24/12/2002 P. 0065 - 0065
Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0209 - Consolidated version
Official Journal C 224 , 31/08/1992 P. 0029 - Consolidated version
(EEC Treaty - no official publication available)


Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version)

Part Three: Community policies

Title VI: Common rules on competition, taxation and approximation of laws

Chapter 1: Rules on competition

Section 1: Rules applying to undertakings

Article 82

Article 86 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version)

Article 86 - EEC Treaty

Article 82

Any abuse by one or more undertakings of a dominant position within the common market or in a substantial part of it shall be prohibited as incompatible with the common market in so far as it may affect trade between Member States.

Such abuse may, in particular, consist in:

(a) directly or indirectly imposing unfair purchase or selling prices or other unfair trading conditions;

(b) limiting production, markets or technical development to the prejudice of consumers;

(c) applying dissimilar conditions to equivalent transactions with other trading parties, thereby placing them at a competitive disadvantage;

(d) making the conclusion of contracts subject to acceptance by the other parties of supplementary obligations which, by their nature or according to commercial usage, have no connection with the subject of such contracts.

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