The EU Commission Vice-President is being intensely pressured from four large countries which wrote a joint letter to insist on a rapid competition law reform

President Ursula Von der Leyen's pledge to preside over a "geo-political" Commission is being put to the test by intense pressure from four large countries which are insisting on rapid competition law reform. In a strongly worded letter sent to Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager on 4 February, France, Germany, Italy and Poland pushed for an action plan in the next weeks in order to clear the path for "European champions" who can compete against rival companies from China and the United States. In their joint letter, the four countries stated that the ever-changing market in which competition policy is enforced may require some adaptations over time to ensure that

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