Future-proofing of competition policy in regard to online platforms

The government wants businesses and consumers to get the most out of the opportunities offered by the digital economy. To ensure this, markets must be competitive. Competitive markets allow consumers to choose from whom they buy a product or service, challenge businesses to compete and innovate, give them opportunities to enter new markets and make them less dependent on a limited number of large companies. In order to ensure markets remain competitive, proper competition rules and effective supervision are necessary. The EU-competition policies could be strenthened on a number of points.