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Digital Markets Act: EU regulation of online gatekeepers remains on track for adoption in first half of 2022

21 December 2021

In December 2020, the European Commission proposed new legislation to regulate digital platforms, the Digital Markets Act.  

After a year of debate, the European Parliament adopted its amendments at a plenary session on 15 December 2021. That follows the Council of the European Union having adopted its amendments to the Commission’s proposal on 25 November 2021. The amendments demonstrate a remarkable consensus that has emerged in the institutions, and these texts will serve as the basis for “trilogue” negotiations between the Parliament, the Council and the Commission, planned to start in January 2022.

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