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Time to bring competition policy back to basics

EU policymakers often talk about encouraging entrepreneurship, so isn’t it time competition law reflected this? The European Commission ought to update its competition policy to better protect start-ups against their more established rivals. For competition to work, companies must act independently of each other and be subject to the competitive pressures exerted by others on the… Read article ›

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The EU’s dilemma on telecom consolidation

Since Commissioner Margrethe Vestager took office, she has dealt with several mergers in the telecom sector. Last April, the Commission opened an in-depth investigation into Teliasonera and Telenor’s proposed merger. The two companies ultimately decided to withdraw from the case, as they were unable to appease the EU’s competition watchdog in due time. Vestager later… Read article ›