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Germany's Pressing Ahead: The Proposal for a reformed Competition Act


Podszun,  Rupprecht
MPI for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Society;

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Podszun, R., & Brauckmann, F. (2019). Germany's Pressing Ahead: The Proposal for a reformed Competition Act. CPI - Competition Policy International.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0005-7E79-7
Germany’s Ministry of Economics has published its draft for the 10th amendment of the German competition act, the Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen (“GWB”). While the starting point for the amendment is the implementation of the ECN+ Directive public attention focuses on the rules for digital players. In this contribution, we give an overview regarding the most important changes to be expected. The draft bill, that has been published in the blog D’Kart,2 is supposed to enter into the legislative process soon. People responsible in the Ministry of Economics and Energy expect the bill to be passed in the first half of 2020.