Vestager says DG Comp shortlisting sectors for potential inquiry

10 March 2020 - 12:00 am UTC

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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