Competition policy and the Green Deal

DG Competition has published a call for contributions on questions about how competition rules and sustainability policies work together.This follows the announcement in a speech on 22 September 2020, at an event hosted by MEP Stephanie Yon-Courtin, by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, of her intention to launch a European debate on how EU competition policy can best support the Green Deal.  As EVP Vestager said “Competition policy cannot replace environmental laws or green investment. The question is rather if we can do more, to apply our rules in ways that better support the Green Deal. We are looking for input from everyone with a stake in this issue – including from industry, from environmental groups, consumer organisations, as well as competition experts”.

The call for contributions will run until 20 November 2020. The consultation documents will be made available in all official languages. This will be followed by a conference early in 2021 to bring together the different perspectives on this important topic.

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