Cartel Office wants to press ahead quickly with proceedings against online giants

The German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) wants to present results quickly in its proceedings against online giants Amazon, Apple, Google, and Meta. The proceedings are being pursued “with a great deal of vigor”, Federal Cartel Office President Andreas Mundt said on Wednesday. The competition watchdogs wanted to “quickly present the first results in the new year”. The legislator had given the Federal Cartel Office new instruments at the beginning of the year. In the future, the Federal Cartel Office will be able to identify a dominant position of companies more easily and intervene to prohibit certain types of behavior. The authority can now “take action against anti-competitive practices by large digital groups more quickly and effectively”, Mundt emphasized.

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