Shipowners have a new sheriff in town

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager is ambitious and her work includes enforcing global competitions rules, which can impact maritime companies. ShippingWatch has interviewed and painted a portrait of the new and different sheriff in town.

Photo: Line Ørnes Søndergaard

For exactly one year, Margrethe Vestager has overseen one of the heaviest roles in the EU Commission and enjoyed one of the most influential political posts in the world.

It is only few months ago that the Vestager family, including two of three daughters, found a new home in Brussels a half an hour walk from the iconic Berlaymont building. She is already well settled in a city which may not top the list for mini-vacation spots or romantic city tours, but does have its charms. These include the local market in the family's new neighbourhood where she buys groceries for the weekend.  Then there's Brussels' many good restaurants, or its its famous bakery chain Le Pain Quotidien.

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