The EU’s digital package and the role of national competition authorities
30 June 2021
The European Union has targeted large online platforms as potential threats to competition in the digital world. According to the Commission’s Vice President and Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, “many gatekeepers play a dual role, as both player and referee. They control a platform that businesses rely on to connect with their customers – and at the same time, they also compete with those same businesses”. (European Commission 2021)
The Commission has opened several investigations into the behaviour of such companies as Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook. More recently, new regulations have been proposed – the so-called Digital Package, encompassing Digital Markets Act (DMA), Digital Services Act (DSA), and Data Governance Act (DGA).Download PDF The EU’s digital package and the role of national competition authorities
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