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Rising China tests EU trade and competition policy
04 April 2019 00:00
China's growing industrial clout and state-backed efforts to move up the value chain have caused alarm in Brussels and EU capitals, leading to calls to loosen merger law or restrict access to public procurement markets. But policymakers don't have that many levers to pull, and those that they do could have adverse consequences for EU consumers. Poppy Carnell and Natalie McNelis talk to Sam Wilkin about the difficult choices to be made, both before and after a summit on April 9.
19 March 2019 00:00 by Poppy CarnellUnfair competition from China has got the European Commission scrambling to come up with a solution that doesn’t involve loosening its merger laws.
22 March 2019 00:00 by Lewis CroftsEU laws governing mergers, antitrust and state aid must take account of the challenges of a globalized economy and new technologies, the European Council said today after France and Germany pushed for changes to a summit communiqué.
Poppy Carnell Chief Correspondent
Poppy has been reporting for MLex since 2008, providing the latest coverage and in-depth analysis on various EU regulation. Since 2012 she has broken stories and given comment on trade defense matters, trade and investment agreements and commercial policy. Previously, she was reporting on energy policy and climate change negotiations.An award-winning reporter, she trained at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, and since then has freelanced for a variety of publications.
Natalie McNelis Senior Correspondent
Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.