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EU merger reform is no sane answer to search for 'European champions,' competition official says

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 01 Jul 2020 11:06
  • 01 Jul 2020 11:06
Relaxing EU merger rules is not the way to create more "European champions" that are able to better compete at a global scale, the bloc's top competition official said today.
Olivier Guersent’s remarks offer a tough restatement of the long-standing line adopted by the EU’s competition services and show that

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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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