Update: the main results are now available.
Items concern energy, climate & environment, digital, transport, finance and internal market policies. A items are also available.
It sounds relatively straight forward – big established corporates working harmoniously with smaller, newer start-ups to innovate the food system. The processes may be in place to enable this, but the cultural differences between ways of working in these different organisations bring their own set of challenges.
AmCham EU’s competition policy conference, Brussels, 12 November 2019.
The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether two French groups of retailers, Casino Guichard-Perrachon (known as ‘Casino’) and Les Mousquetaires (known as ‘Intermarché’), have coordinated their conduct in the market, in breach of EU competition rules.
Competition policy has been found to make a positive contribution to the EU’s economic growth and the EU has one of the most robust competition policy systems in the world. European competition policy encompasses many fields, not least antitrust measures, merger control and State aid. It is enforced by the European Commission, whose decisions can be contested in the Court of Justice of the European Union. Recent policy developments include the antitrust damages system and the framework empowering national competition authorities. Topics discussed in this paper include the role of competition policy in the digital era, merger control, instruments such as the leniency programme, commitments and settlements, and the potential impact of current political developments.