The EU Commission publishes a report on competition policy for the digital area

On 4 April 2019, the European Commission published the much anticipated Report Competition Policy for the digital era (hereinafter referred to as the "Report"). Authored by a panel of special advisers (all academics) appointed by Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, the Report explores how competition policy should evolve so as to promote pro-consumer innovation in the digital age – in particular, arguing that EU competition enforcement needs to be “adapted and refined” to account for the challenges posed by digitisation. According to the Report, such adjustments might include (amongst other things) developing new theories of harm for evaluating conglomerate mergers, interoperability or data-sharing requirements for dominant companies and the provision of guidance on the

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Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte, Raphael Fleischer, Matthew Giles, The EU Commission publishes a report on competition policy for the digital area, 4 April 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2019, Art. N° 90398

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