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Month: May 2019

The Competition-Competition: The German Parties’ Competition Policy Proposals to the 2019 European Parliament election

The Competition-Competition: The German Parties’ Competition Policy Proposals to the 2019 European Parliament election

In the 2019 European Parliament election, friends of antitrust law are looking forward to one question in particular: Are we seeing Margrethe Vestager again as the next President of the European Commission? That, however, is so speculative that we are entering more secure territory: Election promises. Maximilian Konrad has reviewed the party programmes for those for whom voting advice apps have too few questions on competition policy. Brexit, refugee crisis, right-wing populism, euro crisis – there is no shortage of…

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Conference–Debriefing (9): 10. GWB-Novelle – Macht digitaler Plattformen begrenzen

Conference–Debriefing (9): 10. GWB-Novelle – Macht digitaler Plattformen begrenzen

Es gibt einen Buzzzzz in Berlin. Den gibt es immer, aber jetzt gibt es ihn für die 10. GWB-Novelle, die in den Hinterzimmern entsprechend vorwärts getrieben wird. In Berlin traf sich auf Einladung der Grünen Bundestagsfraktion nun eine illustre Runde, um über ein digitales Kartellrecht zu diskutieren. Lucas Gasser, Doktorand bei Professor Rupprecht Podszun, berichtet. Art der Veranstaltung: Fachgespräch der Bundestagsfraktion von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Ort & Zeit: Regierungsviertel, Berlin-Mitte, 8. Mai 2019 Gastgeber: Die Bundestagsfraktion von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen,…

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In defence of tried and tested merger control

In defence of tried and tested merger control

The proposals to change European merger control, in particular with a view to paving the way for national and European champions, keep irritating the competition law community. This week, the Financial Times published an Open Letter signed by 92 practitioners from law firms and economic consultancies and academics. D’Kart documents this contribution to the debate – with thanks to Vanessa Turner who started the initiative. The recent Franco-German proposals to potentially soften and/or politicize competition enforcement in the EU continue…

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