The subject links the agendas of EC Vice-presidents Frans Timmermans and Margarethe Vestager, who both spoke at the conference. The EC is studying whether the competition rules need to be revised in order to contribute to the transition towards a climate-neutral continent.
There is intense lobbying from businesses and legal experts to establish a ‘green market power’, but Schinkel warns against this, based on economics research. More than 3,000 viewers from all over the world watched the online event. All presentations and panel discussions can be viewed at ec.europa.eu.