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European Commission opens investigations into practices in the electronic commerce sector

On 2 February, the European Commission launched three separate investigations into suspected anticompetitive practices of companies in the electronic commerce sector.

These actions of the Commission are a direct result of the large-scale e-commerce sector inquiry, which the Commission has been conducting since 2015. The e-commerce sector inquiry as part of the Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe should help the Commission to answer the questions what hinders to benefit from the potential of the EU e-commerce market and prevents its growth.

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