Konkurencijos teisės institutų taikymo ypatumai energetikos sektoriuje
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The dissertation provides a complex analysis of the competition law and its institute’s application to the energy sector. The creation of competitive internal energy market remains the EU priority; however problems arise because of current monopolistic corporate interests. The issues related to the competition and energy law relation arise also due to the fact that Lithuania has been implementing large energy infrastructure projects as well as the implementation of the unbundling of vertically integrated utilities. This study also discusses the ratio between energy law and the competition law provisions, seen through regulatory and market liberalization mechanisms, administrative regulatory provisions that include increase of the regulatory authorities’ independence. The paper also examines the long-term energy supply agreements provided for restrictive clauses, taken the abuse of a dominant position and prohibited agreements aspects. Assessment is given on the concentrations between undertakings and the relation with the market liberalization and regulatory instruments provided by the energy law. The work also emphasizes the state aid institute and its impact to the competitive markets and the implementation of energy development projects.