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Competition Policy

Making Markets Work for People

Brussels, 27 October 2022

The image on top is from Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Effects of Good Government in the City (1338-1339), Siena, civic museum. Click here to find out why we believe Lorenzetti's fresco is a fitting image for Making Markets Work for People

On 27 October, 2022, Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager hosted Making Markets Work for People, a conference that reviewed and debated the impact of competition policy on people’s lives.

Competition policy also has an important social dimension – it creates a fairer distribution of new opportunities, while keeping prices low. In a nutshell, it makes markets work for people, not the other way around

Never has this insight been more important than today, with the negative effects of inflation and high energy bills impacting the daily life of millions of households in Europe. It is why I have asked my team to set up a dedicated event in the second half of this year; a forum to discuss from different angles the key question of how we can ‘make markets work for people' (Margrethe Vestager, Schumpeter Award Acceptance speech, 19 May 2022)

The conference took place at The EGG Brussels.

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