Restore the state aid regulation to its pre-pandemic state as soon as the economy allows it. Avoid political influence in merger control. The scope of the IPCEI instrument should not be broadened to cover costs related to mass production nor merely ensuring European production.
Confederations of Finnish Industries (EK), Swedish Enterprise, Polish Confederation Lewiatan, Confederation of Danish Industry, IBEC – for Irish Business, Employers’ Confederation of Latvia, Confederation of Portuguese Business and Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise have written a letter to the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager in order to highlight certain key issues relating to the ongoing revisions in competition law.
The organisations underline that optimum conditions for business require greater, rather than less, competition. The Commission should continue its strong fact-based competition enforcement, fostering innovation and competitiveness. The level of public intervention in the economy should be steadily and gradually reduced as soon as the economic situation allows. With the right conditions, European business has every opportunity to assert itself at the highest level in terms of competitiveness and adaptability.