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The model there is Germany, the KEK, which is a specific body which just deals with media concentration and merger decisions in the media sector and has been seen to be relatively successful. It is an expert commission. Members of the Commission have security of tenure, they have a limited secretariat, and I think that model is worthy of examining.

I know there's a range of opinion on whether ministers should remain involved in individual decisions on mergers. My view and the view of my co-authors is that they should not; they should be removed.

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