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Comment: Where does the Scott Morton scandal leave EU competition enforcement?

By Lewis Crofts, Matthew Newman and Nicholas Hirst
  • 19 Jul 2023 16:16
  • 19 Jul 2023 16:16
Margrethe Vestager’s tenure at the EU competition helm started nine years ago at a European Parliament confirmation hearing, where she had lawmakers eating out of her hand and requesting selfies. But it may have ended back at the European Parliament yesterday evening, facing down angry calls from MEPs over her appointment

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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