8th Sector Report Energy (2021): Opportunities for competition for electricity exchanges, electric vehicle charging and hydrogen infrastructure
Sector Report on German energy markets pursuant to § 62 of the Law on the Energy Industry, September 1, 2021
- Competitive prices at charging points require customers to have a choice.
- Flexibly regulating new hydrogen networks and preventing cross-subsidization.
- Eliminating monopolistic structures to foster competition among power exchanges.
8th Sector Report Railways (2021): “Competition on the rail!“
Sector Report on German railway markets pursuant to Sec. 78 of the Railway Regulation Act, July 21, 2021
- The planned equity increase by the Federal Government in favour of the Deutsche Bahn Group may distort competition in the railway sector. It would be better to support rail infrastructure through investment grants or infrastructure cost subsidies.
- A competitive tender or concession model promotes competition in the "Deutschlandtakt" and can contribute to an increase in railway traffic.
- Digitalisation offers opportunities for the railway sector. Access to real-time mobility data will make competitive sales offers more attractive and would increase their use.
Policy Brief on the Digital Markets Act (DMA)
Policy Brief | Issue 8 | 06. July 2021
Today, the Monopolies Commission is presenting its eighth Policy Brief. In this Policy Brief, it addresses the European Commission's proposal for a Digital Markets Act (DMA).
- The addressees should be limited in a targeted manner by an ecosystem criterion in Art. 3 DMA.
- The behavioral obligations of data portability and interoperability should be applied consistently to core functions of core platform services.
- Self-preferencing in the form of default settings of core platform services within an ecosystem should be prohibited in Art. 5 DMA.