German agency welcomes draft competition reform, highlights shortcomings

Germany’s competition agency has largely backed draft provisions of the 10th amendment of the country’s competition act, but at the same time underlined possible deficiencies in an opinion paper published today (25 February).

Last month, the German economy ministry published its draft digital competition reform, intended to boost abuse enforcement in the digital sector, introduce interim measures and optimize merger control, among other amendments.

The Bundeskartellamt (BKartA) has now shared its comments on the draft that mainly welcome the amendments, especially those modernizing abuse control that will facilitate enforcement against large digital platforms, according to the German-language document.

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