Linda Zeilina is a Policy Leader Fellow at the EUI’s School of Transnational governance, where she focuses on impact investing and the financing of just transitions. Linda is also the founder and CEO of the International Sustainable Finance Centre, an apolitical think tank with a focus on sustainable finance topics. Linda is a fellow at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in London and an advisory board member of the Romanian Sustainable Investment and Finance Association. She has been honored as a New Security Leader by the Warsaw Security Forum and as a Future European Leader by the Prague European Summit. Linda is an alumna of the University of Glasgow, McGill University, and the London School of Economics.
Just a few days ago, the UK, German and Australian regulators took a united stance against the Big Tech mergers, stating that the pandemic will not serve as a valid excuse to seek approval of new deals. Big tech acquisitions of potential rivals and smaller start ups has led to a great concentration of power, often undermining competition.
As we try to build back better after the pandemic, how can we ensure that we use this opportunity to improve market structures and do we need effective merger control? Or is it too little, too late to efficiently address digital monopolies?