Nordic Competition Authorities release joint memorandum on digital platforms and the future of European policy


As a contribution to the debate on competition enforcement in the digital era and future rules for digital platforms, the Nordic competition authorities are today publishing a joint memorandum setting out the Nordic perspective on issues of competition in digital markets.

The rise of digital technologies has brought with it great opportunities, but also raised new challenges. This has led to an international debate on how to shape the future legal framework and enhance enforcement to the benefit of consumers.

The Nordic competition authorities wish to contribute to the discussion of the benefits and concerns related to digital platforms and especially to the development of European competition policy. In order to contribute to the ongoing policy discussion, the Nordic competition authorities are today publishing a joint memorandum entitled “Digital platforms and the potential changes to competition law at the European level”.

– The Nordic competition authorities have a strong and longstanding cooperation based on shared values in the region. We highly value the Nordic cooperation and are pleased to make a joint contribution to the current debate, stress the Director Generals of the Nordic competition authorities in a joint statement.

The challenges arising from digital platforms are often inherently cross-border in nature and the Nordic competition authorities therefore stress the importance of international cooperation in the memorandum. A uniform European application of competition rules and the value of conducting transparent and predictable competition enforcement are highlighted.

On the question of new legislative measures, the Nordic competition authorities support the ongoing evaluation at a European level, and this memorandum is a contribution to the discussion of what the future regulatory framework should look like in order to promote competition in digital markets.

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For more details, please contact:


Jakob Hald, Director General, Danish Competition and Consumer Authority.
Press Contact: Hanne Arentoft, +45 41 71 50 98

Rikard Jermsten, Director General. Swedish Competition Authority.
Press Contact: Marie Strömberg Lindvall, +46 76 542 15 92

Timo Mattila, Deputy Director General, Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority.
Press Contact: Tuuli Viskari, +358 29 505 3172

Páll Gunnar Pálsson, Director General, Icelandic Competition Authority.
Press phone: +354 585 0700 

Lars Sørgard, Director General, Norwegian Competition Authority.
Press phone +47 47 66 77 77

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