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Politics can sometimes affect intensity of UK-EU competition cooperation, CMA official says

By Simon Zekaria
  • 24 May 2022 14:07
  • 24 May 2022 14:07
Political skirmishes between the UK and EU can sometimes impact the “intensity” of cooperation between UK and EU competition enforcers over antitrust probes and merger cases, the Competition and Markets Authority’s director for enforcement said today.
"From time to time, political difficulties between the UK and the EU emerge,” said

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Simon Zekaria

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Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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