Germany proposes a separate digital antitrust enforcer

Sonya Lalli

20 March 2017

Germany proposes a separate digital antitrust enforcer

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Germany’s economics ministry has issued sweeping proposals that appear to promote a protectionist approach to European digital markets, including the creation of a digital watchdog with an antitrust mandate – the necessity of which is questioned by experts and the existing competition authority.