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DG COMP Conference on Competition policy contributing to the European Green Deal
Competition policy contributing to the EU Green Deal
A debate on how EU competition law enforcement and policy can best support the Green Deal, bringing together different perspectives from stakeholders.
The European Green Deal aims to transform the EU into a fairer and more prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy. The goal is for Europe to be the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, where economic growth is decoupled from resource use. The coronavirus pandemic makes those ambitions even more relevant. The European Commission has put forward a major recovery plan for Europe to help repair the economic and social damage brought about by the pandemic and to kick-start the European recovery in line with the twin green and digital transition goals.
The purpose of this event is to gather ideas and proposals from everyone with a stake in the issue, including competition experts, academia, industry, environmental groups and consumer organisations. Around 200 contributions received ahead of the event have been analysed and will be fed into the conference debate, bringing together a rich array of perspectives on this important topic.