The EU Commission sheds light on the relationship between competition policy and the Green Deal objectives

On 10 September 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) published a competition policy brief in which it provides more detail on its policy approach in its upcoming sustainability guidance. Following a call for contributions last year and a conference bringing together relevant stakeholders in February 2021, the policy brief summarises the feedback received and outlines the Commission’s current thinking on how competition rules can support the achievement of the objectives set out by European Green Deal. Whilst the published document does by no means constitute formal guidance, the Commission does provide examples of its approach to sustainability arguments in State aid, antitrust and merger control enforcement. State aid Feedback collected in the consultation and conference The

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Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Lode Van Den Hende, Marcel Nuys, The EU Commission sheds light on the relationship between competition policy and the Green Deal objectives, 10 September 2021, e-Competitions September 2021, Art. N° 102800

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