Europos bendrijos ir Lietuvos konkurencijos teisės šaltiniai.
The purpose of this study is to classify and analyse the sources of competition law in Lithuania and European Community. Many authors identify primary and secondary sources of competition law. Primary sources of competition law are those, which directly create rules of behaviour, and secondary, which interpret, comment and implement those rules. Primary sources of Lithuania’s and EC competition law are following: primary and secondary legislative acts; general legal principles; international agreements and treaties. Secondary sources of Lithuania’s and EC competition law are following: decisions of courts; notices of European Commission and the Competition Council; decisions of European Commission and the Competition Council; doctrine of law; travaux preparatoires; competition law of other countries. It is very important for Lithuania, as a country seeking fast and effective integration into European Union, not only to harmonise legal framework according to the principles existing in European Community law, but also to ensure united interpretation and implementation of those principles. The analysis of Lithuanian and European Community’s sources of competition law provided in this study shows the nature of those legal norms and their part in the general system of competition law. This provides us the possibility to analyse those legal norms systematically, having in mind the whole factors, which can influence the meaning and interpretation of those norms.
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