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Readout of Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta's Call with European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

U.S. Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta this morning spoke with European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager. In their inaugural conversation, the two leaders discussed the Justice Department and European Commission’s mutual interest in promoting competition in a fair, global marketplace and building stronger transatlantic cooperation on justice issues and antitrust enforcement.

They also discussed important ongoing investigations, digital market cases, and policy proposals. Associate Attorney General Gupta also conveyed Attorney General Garland’s strong commitment to an aggressive antitrust enforcement program.

The two leaders agreed to continue to work together to share expertise and ideas between the department and European Commission staff and to deepen cooperation that will benefit the people and economies of both jurisdictions.

Updated August 30, 2021

Press Release Number: 21-811