Is EU competition policy a good thing?

It is a good thing because it lowers prices for consumers.
98% (156 votes)
It is a bad thing because it restricts firms growth.
2% (3 votes)
Total votes: 159

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Competition - the basic mechanism of market economy - forcing businesses to compete with each other and thus contributing to reduce the cost and improve product quality, meet customer needs, improves the economy. The need to ensure fair competition requires sound policies. Without exageerating we can say that the EU policy in the competition field performs a very important role in the social and economic level. Because of it's mechanisms, first of all there is granted the acces to better goods and services for the consumers because of the EU laws. Second of all it promotes the companies of the fellow states in the eu.
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Competition is the best way to 'support' consumers. Of course, sometimes competition is not very good thing for firms, however, it help consumers to get goods and services in good quality and in law prices.
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In a basic sense, the competition policy is designed to make the market more fair both for the consumers and for the economical actors. The competition policy is also directed towards the restriction of the bigger enterprises in favour of the smaller ones. By limiting the expansion of huge companies, the competition policy stays healthy for the entire economy, because it does not allow the big companies to grow disruptively and to shut down the smaller ones. This way, the risk of having only big companies - or a hegemonic one, in worst case scenario - is gone. So, the competition policy is healthy for the economic life of the business level, but it is also in favour of consumers, as I said in the beginning, as it allows the consumers to chose between similar products from different supplyers. The prices are more fair for the consumers and they are free to chose the quality-quantity as they seem more appropriate.
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Competition is an important factor in politics; competition puts businesses in constant pressure to offer the best range of goods at the best possible prices, because if not, consumers have the opportunity to buy elsewhere. In a free market, the business should be a competitive game with consumers as beneficiaries.
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In opinia mea, concurenta politica manifesta o presiune constanta asupra intreprinderilor pentru a aduce la dispozitia consumatorilor, oferte cat mai variate la cele mai bune preturi. Consider ca pentru consumatori,beneficiarii finali, concurenta politica reprezinta un factor foarte important,acestia beneficiind de preturi mai mici, calitate mai buna,oferta mai variata, inovare si concurenti mai seriosi pe piata mondiala.
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Politica în domeniul concurenței înseamnă aplicarea unor norme care să garanteze o concurență loială în rândul întreprinderilor. Aceasta încurajează dezvoltarea inițiativelor de afaceri și creșterea eficienței, permite consumatorilor să beneficieze de o ofertă mai largă și contribuie la reducerea prețurilor și la îmbunătățirea calității. Oferirea unui preț mai bun reprezintă cea mai simplă modalitate prin care o întreprindere poate atinge o cotă ridicată de piață. În cadrul unei piețe supuse concurenței, prețurile scad, iar acest lucru este benefic nu doar pentru consumatori: atunci când există un număr mai mare de persoane care își permit să cumpere produse, întreprinderile sunt încurajate să producă, ceea ce contribuie la stimularea economiei în general.
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Due to what Alec Burnside said in the interview, EU competition policy is for the consumers, so it is a good thing because it lowers the prices for them. Limiting the expansion of huge companies and minimizing the risk of shuting down the smaller ones, the competition policy keeps a healthy economic life. In this way, it also puts pressure between companies to supply offers, which comes again in the consumers` wellbeing. So the competition policy keeps better quality of the products and a varied and responsable offer.
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In my opinion, competition puts businesses under constant pressure to offer the best possible range of goods at the best possible prices, because if they don't, consumers have the choice to buy elsewhere. In a free market, business should be a competitive game with consumers as the beneficiaries.
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Concurenta politica este metoda prin care intreprinderile pun la dispozitia consumatorilor o gama variata de oferte,prin prisma faptului ca fiecare isi propune sa aduca pe piata cel mai bun produs,sa comercializeze ceea ce cauta consumatorul si sa vanda. Concurenta poate fi si sub forma unui joc al taxelor vamale in sensul ca unele state scot taxele iar altele au taxe mari pentru devamari. Si in acest plan se poate concura pe plan economic,deoarece cel mai bine va fi vandut produsul cu cele mai putine taxe ale valorii adaugate.
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Concurenta politica urmărește sa asigure coluziunea intre întreprinderi si sa împiedice întreprinderile individuale sa dețină o putere excesivă pe piața. Formele majore includ supravegherea fuziunilor si prevenirea fixării prețurilor si a împărțirii pieței.
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