In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Commission took measures to protect the availability of supplies of personal protective equipment, namely by adopting two Implementing Regulations, which required exports of such equipment outside of the European Union to be subject to an export authorization from Member States.
More than 2 months ago the Italian Government issued certain measures with the purpose of expanding its power to veto or impose conditions on acquisitions of, or other transactions involving, Italian targets operating in certain strategic sectors.
For the first time the Italian Competition Authority applied the communication of April 24, 2020, on cooperation agreements in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. The two cooperation projects concern the joint distribution of surgical masks and a common moratorium scheme on consumer lending.
Questo articolo a firma di Ernesto Apa e Francesco Portolano è stato pubblicato in data 7 giugno 2020 sul quotidiano finanziario Il Sole 24 Ore ed è stato pubblicato su questo sito con il consenso dell’editore.