March 9, 2022

Where Did the Digital Market Act Lose Competition, Property, Innovation and User Interests?

The European Parliament, the European Commission, and the European Council continue negotiations on the Digital Markets Act (DMA), a proposed regulation aimed at curtailing the anti-competitive behaviour of big digital players and creating a level playing field for everybody. Intentions notwithstanding, the DMA is not likely to harmonise the field and may hurt end users and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in addition to the big platforms themselves and ultimately hamper this dynamic and innovative market.
June 30, 2021

The Eu’s Digital Package and the Role of National Competition Authorities

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.