Monday, February 25, 2008
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
What happens when the leading US based financial newspaper and the leading European antitrust regulator sit down? A number of interesting quotes.
My favorites include:
Whether the EU should consider criminal penalties from cartel operators, as the U.S. does:
It is not in line with most of the member states' cultures.
How she dealt with inheriting the giant Microsoft antitrust cast at the outset of her tenure:
We had a big and intense discussion to continue, yes or no … I was really involved and aware that [we had to make a decision whether to] go on. And I think that in this case it is worthwhile to be quite clear…. Talking about consumers, talking about research, innovation, talking about competition in that field … if we are giving up that, anyhow, the next generation will regret that….
The front page article on Kroes is also worth reading.