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Single new digital law will include EU gatekeeper bans, investigation tool, Vestager says

By Nicholas Hirst and Lewis Crofts
  • 08 Oct 2020 09:40
  • 08 Oct 2020 10:04
Two EU initiatives setting down rules for tech platforms and handing new powers to enforcers are to be folded into a single proposal focused on digital markets, the EU's competition and digital boss Margrethe Vestager has said.
"We’re working on a new legislative proposal focused on digital markets, which would

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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.

Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

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