THE ECONOMIST: JUNCKER THREATENING THE IDEPENDENCE OF COMPETITION POLICY?

At least this is what The Economist indirectly suggested in a column in this week's article:

"The second, deeper problem is that Mr Juncker has been chosen by an indirect system known as Spitzenkandidaten, or "lead candidates'', which sets a bad precedent. Instead of being picked by a consensus of European leaders, the Commission president has emerged via a promise from the main pan-European political parties that the candidate from the largest group would run the commission. Mr Juncker was the choice of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP), which came top in May. The change shifts power from elected governments to the parliament, and endangers the commission's many functions requiring impartiality, including competition policy."

Before I get discredited, read this also :D : https://www.competitionpolicyinternational.com/eu-almunia-shoots-down-ec-candidate-over-competition-overhaul/

If you would like to read more competition focused articles today, read this and this.

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