The European Commission’s (EC) competition directorate is currently shortlisting sectors that will be suitable candidates for a potential inquiry, antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said today (10 March).
“We are indeed in the process of shortlisting sectors but that [announcement] will come later,” Vestager, who is also executive vice-president, said.
Addressing whether sector inquiries could be used in markets where digital platforms operate and may risk tipping the market, the commissioner said, “A sector inquiry is not a very useful tool.”
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