The EU Parliament hears Margrethe Vestager as the new commissioner for competition

Margrethe Vestager, designate European Commissioner for competition, has won the support of the European Parliament following her confirmation hearing on 2 October 2014. Recurring topics were growth and innovation, the creation of jobs and the importance of a strong and fair application of competition rules. Priorities are set on tax evasion, state aid, the energy market and the digital sector, including the heavily debated topic of data protection. Special attention will therefore be given to, among others, the Google and Gazprom investigations. In her opening statement, Vestager immediately framed competition policy as a tool in the wider fields of job creation, innovation, investments and growth, thereby confirming the goal of cooperation between Commissioners, set by

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Johan Ysewyn, The EU Parliament hears Margrethe Vestager as the new commissioner for competition, 2 October 2014, e-Competitions October 2014, Art. N° 95762

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