The ALDE Group has today thrown its full support behind a report drafted by Ramon Tremosa i Balcells MEP for the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, concerning the Annual Report on EU Competition Policy. The parliamentary report, which was adopted today by the Committee with strong cross-party support, recognises the growing workload of the European Commission’s DG Competition and the strong actions taken by Commissioner Vestager with regard big major Antitrust and State Aid cases such as Google, Apple, Amazon but also in the truck cartel case.
The 2017 State Aid Scoreboard, published today by the European Commission, confirms the benefits of the Juncker Commission’s State Aid Modernisation package.
Over 97% of new implemented aid measures fell under the new General Block Exemption Regulation and could be quickly implemented by Member States to the benefit of citizens, businesses and regions, avoiding bureaucracy, red tape and delays.
The digitisation of broadcasting in the EU has been encouraged by the Commission since 2002 because it has significant advantages over analogue broadcasting. This digitisation can be carried out technically via terrestrial, satellite or cable platforms or through broadband Internet access.