DMA-DSA: Council adopts general directions

It is a success for the Portuguese and Slovenian Presidencies: barely eleven months after the Commission’s proposal, the Council yesterday adopted its negotiating position on the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA). The legislative proposals, which are intended to regulate the market power of big-tech companies, create fair conditions for competition online, and safeguard fundamental rights on the internet, have a signal effect beyond the European Union. Although the member states in the Competitiveness Council adopted the General Guidelines (DMA, DSA) yesterday, many of them wanted to make improvements.

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