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ALDE Party Stakeholder Series Event with Microsoft: What's next for the DMA?


12 Oct 2021 09:30





Event Description

ALDE Party together with Microsoft will host the next Stakeholder Series Event, where we bring together stakeholders from the public and private sector to discuss key European policy topics, on 12 October at 9:30 CEST.

This event will focus on the predicted final text of the European Commission’s Digital Markets Act (‘DMA’) proposal, launched at the end of 2020. While some call for new tools for market investigations to allow for further analysis, others see regulatory dialogue as an obstacle opening the doors to lengthy, drawn-out processes.

Come and help us examine the merits and pitfalls of including enhanced regulatory dialogue in the compliance process. How can regulatory dialogue help enforcers, gatekeepers and affected third parties identify compliance solutions that reflect the DMA's core objectives of contestability and fairness? Is it possible to achieve a balance between achieving rapid compliance and achieving effective compliance?

This and many more questions will be answered during our event with speaker Ondřej Kovařík MEP.

How to join?

The event will take place in a hybrid format. We have very limited space for in-person participation in Brussels, so please send us an email at if you would like to join us live. Your registration to attend in-person is not confirmed unless you have an email confirmation back from us.

When: Tuesday, October 12 at 9:30-10:30 CEST

Where: In person at the Press Club in Brussels (rsvp only via email) or virtually through Zoom (rsvp via link below).

If you intend to join us online for this webinar, please register here in advance.


  • Ondřej Kovařík MEP
  • Carel Maske, Senior Attorney, Microsoft
  • Steve Thomas, General Counsel, Kelkoo Group

Moderated by: ALDE Party Vice President (tbc)