State capture is a combination of different forms of corruption which have a single objective: to secure wholesale and long-term privileges to captors by exploiting the power of government for private benefit. This phenomenon presents a specific security risk for the EU and the individual Member States. Monopolisation pressure in economic sectors, both through legislation and policy implementation, is one of the elements of state capture, analysed by SceMaps through a novel methodology – MACPI, based on experts assessments by professionals, research experts and public employees from Italy, Spain, Bulgaria and Romania. The recent media note offers some preliminary findings and conclusions about the levels of monopolisation pressure in the three analyzed high-risk sectors – Wholesale of fuels, Wholesale of pharmaceuticals and Construction.