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AGENDA 2025: Time for a Comeback? The Case for Structural Antitrust

AGENDA 2025: Time for a Comeback? The Case for Structural Antitrust

This article is part of the D’Kart Spotlights: AGENDA 2025, in which experts from academia and practice comment on aspects of the Competition Policy Agenda presented by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The contributions already published can be found here. Many have hoped that big companies would be disciplined by competition. For Dominik Piétron the opposite is true. Corporations have become increasingly powerful and developed new tools to impose private arbitrariness. To effectively protect society from…

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AGENDA 2025: Sustainability Agreement & Private Enforcement

AGENDA 2025: Sustainability Agreement & Private Enforcement

This article is part of the D’Kart Spotlights: AGENDA 2025, in which experts from academia and practice comment on aspects of the Competition Policy Agenda presented by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The contributions already published can be found here. “Sustainability” has become an integral part of the public debate. Accordingly, it is also of great importance for the competition policy agenda of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). Patrick Hauser takes a look…

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AGENDA 2025: From Ministerial Authorisation to Parliamentary Authorisation?

AGENDA 2025: From Ministerial Authorisation to Parliamentary Authorisation?

This article is part of the D’Kart Spotlights: AGENDA 2025, in which experts from academia and practice comment on aspects of the Competition Policy Agenda presented by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The contributions already published can be found here. Part of the competition policy agenda of the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) until 2025 is the participation of the Bundestag in the ministerial authorisation procedure. Maximilian Konrad took a closer look at…

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Antitrust Pendulum Swinging Back

Antitrust Pendulum Swinging Back

The German Federal Cartel Office has once again invited the best of the best from the competition community to Berlin for the International Cartel Conference (IKK). Sven Giegold, Secretary of State in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK), gave an ambitious speech about his plans for Germany’s and Europe’s future in the field of competition policy. D-Kart has kindly been provided with the full text from his speech, we document it here – not least…

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AGENDA 2025: Reform of Cartel Damages Law

AGENDA 2025: Reform of Cartel Damages Law

This article is part of the D’Kart Spotlights: AGENDA 2025, in which experts from academia and practice comment on aspects of the Competition Policy Agenda presented by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The contributions already published can be found here. Cartel Damages Law is also part of the agenda of the BMWK. Christian Kersting takes this opportunity to adress the issues of the Antitrust Damages Directive. The Competition Policy Agenda of the Federal Ministry for Economic…

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Competition policy agenda of the BMWK until 2025

Competition policy agenda of the BMWK until 2025

High-ranking visitor in Bonn: The new German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Robert Habeck made his “inaugural visit” to the Federal Cartel Office in Bonn today, Monday, February 21, 2022. Habeck is the first Green minister to hold this office. He was accompanied by State Secretary Sven Giegold and Head of Department Philipp Steinberg – Giegold, a high-profile thinker of the Green Party, moved to Berlin from the European Parliament, and had previously dealt with competition policy….

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