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Digital platforms: The European Commission wants to strengthen ex ante regulation of the major digital platforms and to provide a new competition tool to impose behavioural or structural injunctions on them without any prior finding of abuse and without fines or damages actions

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 2 June 2020, the Commission launched a broad initiative on the regulation of digital platforms, based on the draft Digital Services Act. In this context, the Commission is launching two parallel and complementary consultations concerning, on the one hand, a draft ex ante regulation of the largest platforms benefiting from significant network effects and likely to foreclose a market (gatekeepers) and, on the other hand, a project to create a new tool for regulating competition in the toolbox for the Commission to address the structural competition concerns raised by these major platforms. The consultation on these two projects takes place in two stages.

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Alain Ronzano, Digital platforms: The European Commission wants to strengthen ex ante regulation of the major digital platforms and to provide a new competition tool to impose behavioural or structural injunctions on them without any prior finding of abuse and without fines or damages actions, 2 June 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 95252, www.concurrences.com

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