Competition Policy

Globalisation, rapid technological change and market dynamism are intensifying competition in EU markets and worldwide. EU competition policy, which is central to the proper functioning of the internal market, should therefore be adapted to the global economy and made fit for dynamic markets.


Press Release

Frank Heemskerk appointed new Secretary General of the European Round Table of Industrialists

The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) has appointed Frank Heemskerk as ERT Secretary General with effect from 1 January 2019. He will take over from Brian Ager who will retire in January after 8 years in the role. Frank is a Dutch national who has served at the World Bank and has held...
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Press Release

Carl-Henric Svanberg appointed Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists

Carl-Henric Svanberg, current Chairman of BP and AB Volvo, has been appointed Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). Carl-Henric, a Member of the ERT since 2010, is one of Europe’s most experienced and respected industrial leaders. He takes over the role from Benoît Potier,...
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Benchmarking Report 2017

European Competitiveness and Industry

The ERT Benchmarking Report presents with key figures a comprehensive overview of the main policy issues followed by industry leaders. This new edition highlights with more than 70 charts and maps that Europe must become more open to innovation and new technologies to increase productivity and...
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Position Paper

ERT Position on Merger Controls

Executive Summary

ERT conducted a consultation exercise among its member companies in October/November 2016 in order to gather feedback on their experiences of merger control internationally. This feedback has been distilled into a number of recommendations for “best practice” in the conduct of merger control...
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