Is the current competition regulatory framework fit for the purpose of Europe's autonomy and competitive strategies?

Background

The European economy has declined since 2008, with key sectors such as industry, finance and telecommunications losing global competitiveness. European institutions and actors acknowledged this and proposed initiatives like deregulation, reduction of reporting obligations, speeding up industrial permitting processes, and state aid for key sectors. A comprehensive approach is needed to revive EU competitiveness, requiring a reconsideration of the regulatory framework. Competition policy, particularly market definition, is sometimes criticized for hindering European companies' growth.

Practical information

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