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The impact of the Green Deal on EU Competition law: How Sustainability Aspects are shaping the Rules and what it means for Businesses.

05 October 2021

In December 2019, the European Commission (the Commission) presented its European Green Deal, a set of policy initiatives aimed at making Europe climate-neutral by 2050. Margrethe Vestager (the Commissioner), has clarified that this central Commission initiative will also impact the Directorate General for Competition and the way in which competition rules will be enforced in the future.

In this paper, Benjamin Geisel and Clement Uwayo will focus on the (expected) impact of the Green Deal on EU Competition law, especially on what businesses can expect from the European Commission regarding their sustainability collaborations, and the increased influence of sustainability considerations on EU merger control and State aid.