See version in english Which competition policy for the new EU Commission?

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Which competition policy for the new EU Commission ?

Séminaire "Économie et droit de la concurrence" organisé par Concurrences, en partenariat avec Shearman & Sterling et Avisa Partners.

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Pascal Belmin opened the discussion by mentioning the debates on what President Von der Leyen meant when she mentioned a “geopolitical” Commission. Pascal underlined that this derives from the priorities spelled out by the European Council to the upcoming Commission, as well as from the Political Guidelines released by Ms Von der Leyen : the EU shall develop an ambitious, strategic and assertive way to act in the world. She stressed that the EU must also be able to act fast at the external level. Therefore, she wishes to impulse a use of qualified majority for external matters, and to provide external action with increased means. What is also new is that external dimension will be systematically discussed within the Commission, at Cabinet level, in weekly meetings. This shows the increasing awareness of the Commission of the need to align its external policies on the internal ones, in a wide range of areas. As for competition, this includes among others the debates on non-EU competitors, international subsidies from non-EU governments to their industry…

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