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EU merger and antitrust reforms needed, says German competition minister

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 04 May 2022 11:08
  • 04 May 2022 11:08
Breaking up tech giants, greater merger-review powers and a revival of abandoned plans to improve sector-wide antitrust enforcement should all be on the EU regulatory agenda, Germany's minister responsible for competition policy urged today.
"In Europe we need to think about reinforcing structural measures," in particular when dealing with large

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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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