The European Commission looks at mergers only through the narrow, consumer-price lens of its competition policy. The wider public interest is not being served. Last year’s merger of Monsanto and Bayer created the world’s largest integrated seeds and pesticides supplier. The merger was approved by the European Commission despite concerns expressed by citizens and NGOs […]
Magdalena Senn is a Brussels-based economist, working as a political adviser and assistant to the MEP Sven Giegold. Following the economic and monetary affairs committee, she covers economic policy, financial market regulation and reform of the eurozone.