The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (now: BMWK) has presented an ambitious competition policy agenda (you can find it here). It is a guideline for the competition policy of the legislative period, a preview of the next GWB amendment and of goals to be advocated at the European level.
In the agenda, the BMWK emphasises that a modern competition policy can only be developed in a participatory process. That is why we at D’Kart would like to initiate the discussion and create a platform for ideas within the antitrust community on the blog.
In the coming weeks, experts from academia and practice will present their views on the Agenda 2025: blog-typically short, precise and to the point. What is particularly interesting? What should the BMWK tackle as soon as possible? What should better be left untouched? What is missing?
The first Spotlights will be shone by the three HHU Professors Kersting, Meyer-Lindemann and Podszun. All contributions can be found here:
- Podszun: “TAKING ORDNUNGSPOLITIK SERIOUSLY”
- Kersting: REFORM OF CARTEL DAMAGES LAW
- Meyer-Lindemann: MINISTERIAL AUTHORISATION PROCEDURE: AN “IMPORTANT ELEMENT” IN THE “CENTRE OF ECONOMIC POLICY”
- Mendelsohn: HELLO, MANDATED UNBUNDLING, MY OLD FRIEND.
- Kirk: BLACK BOX TRILOGUE: MORE TRANSPARENCY IN THE EU LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE!
- Karbaum: GERMANY AND COMPETITION IN THE DIGITAL MARKETS – PIONEERING ROLE OR OFFSIDE POSITION?
- Zimmer: ABUSE-INDEPENDENT UNBUNDLING IN THE COMPETITION POLICY AGENDA OF THE BMWK
- Konrad: FROM MINISTERIAL AUTHORISATION TO PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORISATION?
- Klumpe: THE BLUNT SWORD
- Wiese: ROADMAP TO SUSTAINABILITY
- Gaßner: NEW ABUSE CONTROL IN THE FOOD SECTOR
- Hauser: SUSTAINABILITY AGREEMENT & PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT
- Budzinski/Stöhr: DISTORTIONS OF COMPETITION FROM THIRD COUNTRIES: HOW CAN FAIR GLOBAL COMPETITION BE STRENGTHENED?
- Rhiel/Schlütter: LESS COMPETITION FOR MORE SUSTAINABILITY?
- Piétron: TIME FOR A COMEBACK? THE CASE FOR STRUCTURAL ANTITRUST
- Wolf/Brüggemann: THE DIGITAL MARKETS ACT AND SECTION 19A GWB
- Serafimova: A SMALL GROUP OF THOUGHTFUL CONSUMERS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD?
- Welsch: MORE SUSTAINABILITY IN MERGER CONTROL?
- Rohner: IDEAS FOR SUSTAINABLE CONTROL OF ABUSIVE PRACTICES
All contributions are also available in English. To do so, simply change the language of the blog in the top right-hand corner.
Alexander Kirk, Philipp Offergeld and Tristan Rohner from the chair of Prof. Dr. Rupprecht Podszun hope you enjoy the series!