The EU Parliament and Council adopt amendments to the Commission’s proposal for negotiating the final text of the Digital Markets Act

On 15 December 2021, the European Parliament (“Parliament”) adopted its position for negotiating the final text of the so-called Digital Markets Act (Regulation on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector)(“DMA”), shortly after the Council of the European Union (“Council”) had adopted its negotiating position on 25 November 2021. While both institutions are supportive of the proposed DMA and of the regulation of large digital platforms it envisages, important differences remain between their respective positions. To complicate things further, certain Member States adopted separate statements when the Council adopted its (supposedly common) position, signalling that on some issues they will support more far-reaching regulation than is reflected in the Council’s position. The stage

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Margot Vogels, Andreas Reindl, The EU Parliament and Council adopt amendments to the Commission’s proposal for negotiating the final text of the Digital Markets Act, 15 December 2021, e-Competitions December 2021, Art. N° 104635

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