Factsheet Dutch position on competition policy in relation to online platforms

Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) can also be applied in the digital economy. But to ensure effective enforcement, the guidelines must be amended so that competition authorities apply the best nforcement methods. In addition to existing competition policy, an authority at the EU level should also be able to impose ex ante measures on large platforms with a gatekeeper position. Finally, European merger control must be able to assess all relevant concentrations in the digital economy. This requires adjustments to the thresholds for reporting mergers.