Is EU competition policy a good thing?

It is a good thing because it lowers prices for consumers.
98% (157 votes)
It is a bad thing because it restricts firms growth.
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I'll use a comparison related with our ancient history. When the great Dacian king Burebista united the Getae and Thracian tribes in the state which was later called Dacia, certainly some local leaders lost their position and privileges. In the longer run, citizens of the new state have earned a safer and more secure life. They have gained a better life, and evolved into civilization with no match on the regional level, which after successfully resisted for nearly two centuries the power of the Roman Empire. This is the way to build a regional or global power. With the entry into the European Union some companies will lose their market and will dump. A small number will succeed and continue to be successful. It's the case with the most adapted to the economic environment. The European Union was created for the unique market, where the companies can compete & grow. It is an environment that stimulates competition and eliminates monopolies for the good of their true king: the consumer.
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In my opinion EU competition policy is a really good thing, because controlling competition between companies is an area in which the EU is particularly powerful and where its decisions are clearly felt by European citizens. The EU’s control over competition policy gives it the power to rule on mergers, takeovers, cartels and the use of state aid. The EU has been able to develop competition regulation into a key area of EU leadership. It has had wide success in imposing its vision of open market competition on member states and has a direct effect on European citizens’ daily lives, with actions being taken against big names like Microsoft. However, it has also been criticised for going beyond its accepted remit and for pursuing a free market policy that might undermine parts of the social market model that has operated in many European countries.
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The competition policy offers advantages for the customers. Having a variety of brands from which we can choose helps us establish a specific pattern for the future. We may not see but we always choose products from personal experience or by brand.
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A competition by it's definition pushes the contestants to their limits. The companies are pushed to the point of giving better products to their customers. On the other hand, not all "competitors" are doing their best, and that is how bad products appear on the market. But it's up to the customer to choose which products or services they choose.
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In my opinion, EU competition policy is a good thing, because the competition leads to several advantages like innovation, lower prices, a much better quality for products or other services, and more choices that help the customers to select the right product at the right balance between quality and price.
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When there is competition, there is the will to be better and to get out from the crowd and to be better than the other ones and to gain clients. Considering this, the firms are motivated to be more competitive and this is a good thing for the clients. The motivation of the firms is related in lower prices and (desirable) even better products. On the other hand, in this cruel competition, the small firms may feel discouraged and could give up just because there is not enough space for them on the market. But those are the rules on which runs EU market and for the majority of us which are clients, we see it as a good thing.
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We know that competition is the basic thing for economy relation. Of course, there are a lot of problems in EU that connects with competition, but it gives a lower prices for consumers. The other thing that is very good is that competition in EU makes the producers to find new ways of productions, so their products are more competitive, high-quality, environmentally friendly.
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In my opinion, EU competition policy is a good thing because it lowers prices for consumers and not only. The simplest way for a company to gain a high market share is to offer a better price. In a competitive market, prices are pushed down. Not only is this good for consumers, when more people can afford to buy products, but it also encourages businesses to produce. Also, competition encourages businesses to improve the quality of goods, consumers will have more options and the products will be innovated.
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In my opinion, the EU competition policy is very important. It affects the maintenance of competition in a single European market and helps its support. Thus, the competition policy puts the enterprises under constant pressure to provide the best quality for their consumers.
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Fair play completion is an i believe will always be a good thing, it encourages people to better themselves and make the most out of everything. When there is someone to compete with mostly in terms of companies, whatever the company is producing will become better and better because both of them will want to surpass the other, this will force them to find ne ways to be create to reinvent what’s been used so far, that’s how this future that we live in has been created so far.
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