Competition policy fallout from no-deal Brexit not yet considered, EU's Vestager says

19 September 2018 4:25pm
The EU hasn’t yet considered how Brexit will impact competition policy if both sides fail to reach an agreement, the bloc’s competition chief said today.

But EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she was heartened by the UK’s strong culture of competition enforcement and its willingness to adhere to EU norms after Brexit, saying it was a good sign for a future deal.

“We have not imagined a no-deal scenario [for] state aid, antitrust, merger control,” she said at a press conference in Brussels today.

By Matthew Holehouse