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6 Baltic J.L. & Pol. 1 (2013)

handle is hein.journals/bjlp6 and id is 1 raw text is: BALTIC JOURNAL OF LAW           & POLITICS
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1 (2013)
ISSN 2029-0454
http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/bj p
Cit.: Baltic Journal of Law & Politics 6:1 (2013): 1-26
DOI: 10.2478/bjlp-2013-0001
Alexandr Svetlicinii
Senior Researcher
Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn Law School (Estonia)
Contact information
Address: Akadeemia tee 3, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: +372 620 2422
E-mail address: alexandr.svetlicinii@ttu.ee
Kulliki Lugenberg
Estonian Competition Authority, Competition    Division, Merger Control
Department (Estonia)
Contact information
Address: Auna 6, 10317 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: +372 667 2483
E-mail address: kulliki.lugenberg@konkurentsiamet.ee
Received: February 4, 2013; reviews: 2; accepted: May 20, 2013.
The paper represents a comparative study of the merger remedies practices of the
three Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Based on comprehensive merger control
data (2004-2011) and a comparative assessment of merger remedies imposed by the NCAs
in the selected economic sectors (telecoms, alcoholic beverages, construction materials,
trade in pharmaceuticals) the study identifies trends and tendencies of merger control that
are characteristic for small market economies. Despite harmonization of national competition
laws and enforcement practices with the EU rules and standards, the study highlights an
obvious divergence from the EU guidance expressed in increasing acceptance of behavioral
commitments. The results of the assessment indicate the need to develop more specific

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