Competition authorities value their independence. However, although independence is an asset for law enforcers, it is a weakness for advocates. The financial crisis has revealed that competition authorities were powerless to prevent governments from interventions, and sometimes anticompetitive interventions in market mechanism.
JENNY, F. (2012). Competition Authorities: Independence and Advocacy. In: The Global Limits of Competition Law. 1st ed. Stanford University Press, pp. 158-176.