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EU can't tackle foreign subsidies properly without more resources, Guersent says

By Natalie McNelis
  • 07 Feb 2023 17:48
  • 07 Feb 2023 17:59
There will be “severe problems” enforcing new rules to tackle foreign subsidies unless the European Commission is given more resources, according to Olivier Guersent, head of the regulator’s competition department. 

“It's challenging enough to control state aids, but state aids given in Beijing? That is huge in terms of resources,” he said at

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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.

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