Considerations of France and the Netherlands regarding intervention on platforms with a gatekeeper position

This discussion document elaborates on the issue of intervention on “large digital platforms with significant network effects acting as gatekeepers” (also referred to as “structuring platforms”), namely why, when, how a new framework of regulation could be used. Its purpose is to bring further input to both consultations launched by the European Commission regarding first ex ante intervention for platforms acting as gatekeepers as part of the DSA Package and second the New Competition Tool (NCT) insofar as it applies to digital markets. We naturally welcome further in-depth discussions with experts, the European Commission, and other Member States about this issue.