INTERVIEW: NEW COMPETITION LAW - COMPETITION POLICY - REFORM - GROWTH

Emmanuel MACRON, French Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs: Competition policy: A weapon to reconcile liberty, equality and economic efficiency

Interview conducted by Emmanuel Combe, French Competition Authority and Nicolas Charbit, Editor in chief Concurrences.

Since 26 August 2014 Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs From 2012 to 2014 Deputy Secretary-General of the Elysée From 2011 to 2012 Associate Manager at the Rothschild Bank From 2008 to 2011 Investment Banker From 2004 to 2008 Inspector of Finance Several times, you’ve stated that competition can form part of a progressive vision of society, placing economic freedom and equal opportunities at the centre of debates. Can you tell us more about this approach, which seems to diverge from the ideas usually expressed on competition? Historically, competition has been closely linked to a vision of progress. It is synonymous with the fight against the windfall economy and the battle against the big corporations, who would reap the economic benefits and prevent newcomers from

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Nicolas Charbit, Emmanuel Combe, Emmanuel Macron, Emmanuel MACRON, French Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs: Competition policy: A weapon to reconcile liberty, equality and economic efficiency, December 2015, Concurrences Review N° 4-2015, Art. N° 75797, pp. 8-13

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