The Covid crisis has not only deeply affected our economies and disrupted markets, but also led to unprecedented state intervention. The role of competition policy at this juncture has been put into question. In particular, some commentators have called for a relaxation of competition rules, especially with respect to merger control. There also voices which increasingly argue in favour of a bigger role for government intervention in the economy; and state aid has become an important support measure for many firms and sectors to weather the crisis.