Plenary and Committee Speeches

Exchange with Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager with references to the Commission annual report on competition policy

The management of competition policy in the single market is focusing on strategic areas of development, like the digital market, to ensure that fair and transparent rules of competition sustain level playing fields and suppress dominant behaviour . That is commendable. However too often, in Europe as elsewhere, the lucrative mass consumer markets, as well

Plenary and Committee Speeches

Special Committee of the European Parliament which discussed ‘Aggressive tax planning and democratic control of parliaments.’

The reality is that we live in a globalised trading system that obeys neo liberal rules. There have always been supraregional corporations from Roman times at least. Today, multinational companies straddle the world and have to maximise profits and resources if they are to survive. This reality is superimposed on nation states that still exist