The EU Commission reflects on how to prevent competition rules standing in the way of sustainability initiatives

Main points discussed in this article: Sustainability is one of the highest priorities of our times. Sustainability goals can only be achieved on time when companies will have more leeway to cooperate. Competition rules sometimes appear to present a barrier for much needed cooperation and progress towards a more sustainable economy. Competition authorities should provide more guidance and comfort to companies who wish to cooperate in achieving the sustainability goals. This outlook for 2021 explores the current available leeway under competition law and the potential ways in which (also) competition policy could and must adapt to meet the sustainability challenge. Sustainability and the revision of EU competition rules are among the hottest topics for 2021. The importance of

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Pauline Kuipers, Piet-Hein Eijssen, Tialda Beetstra, The EU Commission reflects on how to prevent competition rules standing in the way of sustainability initiatives, 13 octobre 2020, e-Competitions October 2020, Art. N° 98408

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