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    Poland calls for an EU act on competition

    Poland, Germany, France and Italy wrote a letter to European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager in which they argue that the European Commission (EC) should quickly adopt an action plan on EU competition rules.

    The four countries – according to PAP – made the move a month before the expected presentation of an EU industrial strategy by the European Commission. The signatories of the letter are: Polish Development Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz, German Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier, French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and Italian Economic Development Minister Stefano Patuanelli. Signatories note that in a globalised economy, European companies must compete with foreign companies, which sometimes receive significant subsidies from host countries. This requires a redefinition of EU rules, including a reassessment of mergers and markets. The signatories call the EC to adopt a working plan on competition within several weeks.

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