The EU Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager backs her candidacy after a three-and-a-half-hour hearing in which she fielded questions on her plans to carry out her double role as the Commission’s Executive Vice-president and Competition Chief

Five years after winning the support of the European Parliament to become EU Competition Commissioner in the Juncker Commission, the Danish liberal politician Margrethe Vestager has done it again. MEPs backed her candidacy after a three-and-a-half hour hearing on 8th October during which she fielded questions on her plans to carry out her double role as both the European Commission's Executive Vice-President for a 'Europe fit for the Digital Age' and EU Competition Chief. Since this is the first time that a Commissioner wears two hats as both a competition law enforcer and lawmaker in a sector of the economy, MEPs were very keen to quiz Vestager on both competition enforcement and digital regulation, on the interaction between the two and, last but not least, on the way she intends

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José Rivas, Francine Cunningham, The EU Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager backs her candidacy after a three-and-a-half-hour hearing in which she fielded questions on her plans to carry out her double role as the Commission’s Executive Vice-president and Competition Chief, 8 October 2019, e-Competitions October 2019, Art. N° 94345

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