CONFERENCE : NEW FRONTIERS OF ANTITRUST - ALLOCUTION D’OUVERTURE - ETAT DE L’UNION

The State of the Union : Competition Law in the EU in 2015-2016 (New Frontiers of Antitrust, 15 juin 2015, Paris)

Stimulating growth, investment and innovation is a top priority for the Juncker Commission. Europe is turning the page on this long crisis. So we need both public and private investment as the basis for sustainable growth and development. Success in stimulating investment and innovation will depend on many factors –competition policy is a key factor in creating a climate that fosters investment and innovation.

1. Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all, let me thank the organisers for inviting me to speak at the Concurrences conference in Paris. This is the perfect venue to reflect on the state of competition policy eight months into my mandate as Commissioner. 2. Stimulating growth, investment and innovation will be at the top of the agenda of the Juncker Commission for the next five years. And for good reason. 3. Europe is turning the page on this long crisis. So we need investment as the basis for sustainable growth and development. Private as well as public investment. This is the rationale of the Investment plan for Europe. The European Fund for Strategic Investment is at the heart of that plan, and is ready to become operational after the summer. 4. We are talking about

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Margrethe Vestager, The State of the Union : Competition Law in the EU in 2015-2016 (New Frontiers of Antitrust, 15 juin 2015, Paris), septembre 2015, Revue Concurrences N° 3-2015, Art. N° 74822, www.concurrences.com

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