This is a new edition of the only book to provide an overview of the political dimensions of EU competition policy. It is a comprehensively revised and updated edition of the leading text on EU competition policy. It is accessible and non-technical but informed by a wide range of original research."Competition Policy in the European Union" provides a comprehensive introduction to the European Union's policies on restrictive practices, mergers monopolies and state aid. The authors offer a wide ranging analysis of the evolution, operation and regulation of one of the EU's most important policies in a clear and accessible format.