This article has as purpose to analyse the intervention of the state in the economy, it is in the services of general interest, under the Italian and Polish competition law. In this evaluation the first consideration is about the framework under EU law, then Constitutional sources and various laws on services of general interest, with particular regard to competition law, and eventually their functioning at local municipal market level, in Italy and after that in Poland. This assessment will show the values, rules and solutions shared by both the Legal Systems, as well as the differences. The main differences are the lack of the core definitions in Italian law and the evolution of Italy towards a federal state, this means a new distribution of legal and administrative competencies between central and local authorities with the relevant drawbacks in law allowing anticompetitive behaviours on local municipal market level.
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