The Netherlands, France, and Germany have jointly developed amendments to the Digital Markets Act (DMA): the introduction of a tailor-made remediation provision and the reinforcement of the role of national authorities in the enforcement of DMA.
The three countries already took a firm stance on the proposal when it was first announced by the European Commission in December 2020. France was especially concerned with the flexibility and the scope of the DMA, while Germany wanted greater leeway for member states to curb the dominant position of tech giants.
The joint statement calls for national governments to have a greater say in market investigations. While they can request investigations on the designation of gatekeepers under the current proposal, they also want to be included in the process of updating the list of substantial provisions in the regulation.
France, Germany, and the Netherlands also called for more leeway for national laws to tackle gatekeepers. In the current proposal, national governments are explicitly prohibited from taking national legislative steps.
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