A Europe fit for the digital age: Von der Leyen’s tasks for the new EU Commission – Part 3 (cepAdhoc)


A cepAdhoc assesses the main tasks, regarding digitalisation, competition law and the internal market, which von der Leyen will be entrusting to her proposed Executive Vice-President Vestager and the Commissioners assigned to her in the area of Internal Market and (partly) Economy.


In cep's view, safeguarding competition is a cornerstone of the social market economy, and public enforcement of EU competition law by the Commission is of great importance in this regard. The dynamic nature of today's global economy means that, in cases of market abuse, antitrust, merger control and state aid, rapid legal proceedings are crucial for preventing loss of efficiency and the resulting detriment to European companies and consumers.