Sustainability and competition policy: Bridging two worlds to enable a fairer economy, Brussels - EU monitor

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Friday, October 18, 2019
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Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
date October 24, 2019 08:30 - 18:30
city Brussels, Belgium
location Delors building (JDE) i Show location
attending M. (Margrethe) Vestager i et al.
organisation Committee of the Regions (CoR) i

Start date : 24/10/2019

End date : 24/10/2019

Where:

CoR (room JDE52), Brussels, Belgium

European Committee of the Regions, European Economic and Social Committee,

Business, taxation and competition, Energy, environment and climate,

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The European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the Fair Trade Advocacy Office, the Global competition law centre of the College of Europe, and the Center for economics, law and society at University College of London, with the support of the German Ministry for economic cooperation and development, will be jointly organising this conference.

The conference will inquire into the connection between competition law and sustainability, in line with an overall examination of how to align EU policies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to fight against increasing social disparities and improve the wellbeing of people while remaining within the environment limits of the planet.

European Commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager will deliver the keynote address, which will be followed by a debate revisiting the current controversies around the consumer welfare standard.

More information on the event


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Committee of the Regions (CoR)

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) is an EU advisory body composed of locally and regionally elected representatives coming from all 28 Member States. Through the CoR they are able to share their opinion on EU legislation that directly impact regions and cities.

What does the CoR do?

The CoR gives regions and cities a formal say in EU law-making ensuring that the position and needs of regional and local authorities are respected.

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