The majority of the interested parties consulted by the Federal Department for Economy on the draft amendment to the Federal Cartel Act (see www.lawdepartment.net/global "Amendments to the Cartel Act", GC, 2001 (VI), 62) have reacted critically to the proposal and have put forward the following comments:
Most commentators, however, have agreed that concentrations in the media sector should be subject to the general thresholds which apply to other industries. Following the consultation exercise, the Federal government has now decided to revise the draft and not to change the composition of the FCC. The final draft of the amendment should be submitted to Parliament in the course of autumn 2001.
Source: Marcel Dietrich, Homburger