Zach Meyers

Zach Meyers

Assistant director
Areas of expertise 

Competition policy, economic regulation, industrial strategy, technology and innovation, the single market.

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Helping Europe's digital economy take off: An agenda for the next Commission

Helping Europe's digital economy take off: An agenda for the next Commission

20 February 2024
The EU must simplify its digital rulebook, support more privacy-friendly data-driven innovation, and boost investment in digital infrastructure.
In tech, the death of the Brussels effect is greatly exaggerated

In tech, the death of the Brussels effect is greatly exaggerated

08 December 2023
The US and post-Brexit Britain want to carve out their own paths to regulating technologies like artificial intelligence. The EU, however, will continue to enjoy the most influence on global technology regulations.
Does Europe's payments strategy add up?

Does Europe's payments strategy add up?

03 October 2023
The EU institutions are pushing multiple European payments champions to compete with Visa and Mastercard. But focusing on 'sovereignty' at all costs is no strategy for success.
State of the Union: From Putin's war to a trade war?

State of the Union: From Putin's war to a trade war?

26 September 2023
If she wants the EU to be greener, fairer, and more resilient, Ursula von der Leyen, or whoever comes next, should stay away from trade spats and support a more ambitious industrial policy instead.
How Europe can make the most of AI

How Europe can make the most of AI

14 September 2023
AI may raise productivity – potentially substantially. European policy-makers should do more to ensure businesses use it, by regulating to clarify liability and ensuring vigorous competition between AI companies.
On digital competition, Britain could learn from its regulatory mistakes

On digital competition, Britain could learn from its regulatory mistakes

20 July 2023
The traditional British model of economic regulation has not always supported investment and innovation. The UK’s digital competition bill could learn from these mistakes.
Reform of Europe's wholesale power markets: In need of a jolt?

Reform of Europe's wholesale power markets: In need of a jolt?

13 June 2023
The European Commission’s proposal to reform the electricity wholesale market is modest, but pragmatic. But the EU must strengthen the grid to improve its energy security: infrastructure planning should be co-ordinated at European level. 

Why the EU can be tougher on China

30 May 2023
EU policy-makers have dithered over their approach to China and Taiwan. They must persuade Beijing that the economic consequences of an invasion would hurt China, but be bearable for the EU.  
The UK's competition authority is ready to regulate big tech

The UK's competition authority is ready to regulate big tech

26 May 2023
The UK competition authority has decided Microsoft cannot acquire games company Activision. This should reassure politicians that the authority wants dynamic and competitive markets.
Will the EU's reform of retail electricity markets help consumers?

Will the EU's reform of retail electricity markets help consumers?

19 April 2023
Retail energy markets in Europe have performed poorly during the recent crisis. The Commission’s proposed reforms are a step forward, but they should do more to empower consumers and protect the vulnerable. 

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