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Biden’s antitrust revamp may face congressional pushback; EU and UK clash over Northern Ireland
19 March 2021 00:00
Although Democrats now have a majority in both houses of the US Congress, the Biden administration may still struggle to have its ambitious plans for an antitrust revamp adopted. Meanwhile, the EU is preparing a legal battle with the UK over one of the most controversial aspects of Brexit: the trade status of Northern Ireland.
Renewed interest among US lawmakers in antitrust legislation is unlikely to produce radical policy shifts.
The EU has begun a legal action against the UK government after its decision to extend the grace period for some post-Brexit agrifood import controls in Northern Ireland.