Catch-22: The European Commission keeps broadening merger control intervention powers and gives a glimpse of the future

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A recent speech by the European Commission’s Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, on the 30th anniversary of the EU Merger Regulation, praised it as having created "a better life for everyone", "saved customers billions of euros each year" and, in "a matter of life and death", ensured the continuation of promising new drugs. Importantly, this speech also provided a glimpse into the future of EU merger control. Based on her statements, here is what to expect in the months and years to come.