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Procedure : 2018/2102(INI)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0474/2018

Texts tabled :

A8-0474/2018

Debates :

PV 30/01/2019 - 25
CRE 30/01/2019 - 25

Votes :

PV 31/01/2019 - 9.17
CRE 31/01/2019 - 9.17

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2019)0062

Debates
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 - Brussels Provisional edition

25. Annual report on competition policy (debate)
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  Ramon Tremosa i Balcells (ALDE ). – Madam President, I congratulate you all for this report. It is a good Parliament contribution to the Commission, identifying the key important or hot issues on the table.

Let me start by saying that I welcome Commissioner Vestager’s work and concerns raised regarding the Siemens-Alstom merger. She has and is facing very strong political pressure, but, as always, confirms that she stands firm. As I raised in the past, I feel that negative consequences for high-speed rolling stock and signalling systems could arise if this merger was to be authorised.

Regarding authorisations misused by big tech firms, I am very proud that many of my amendments are included in the final compromises. I also welcome that, once again, this report calls on the Commission to organise a hearing with tech companies, the CEOs of Google and Facebook.

Let me conclude by saying that regarding the several Google anti-trust cases, this report invites the Commission to consider the possibility of setting deadlines for anti-trust cases, as it does in merger cases.

 
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