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Latest update : 2017-07-17

Margrethe Vestager: 'Google has to follow European rules'

It's another record-breaking ruling from the European Commission. Margrethe Vestager, the EU Commissioner for Competition, has fined US search giant Google 2.4 billion euros for breaching EU anti-trust rules. What’s more, she has given the company until mid-September to changes its practices or it could face more monetary penalties. Supporters of the move say it is a win for small to medium-sized companies, while critics say the decision could stifle innovation.

Margrethe Vestager joins us from Brussels to explain the reasons behind the move. "In Europe we congratulate you when you have success but when it becomes dominant then of course it is very difficult for other companies to do anything. So the dominant company gets a special responsibility not to misuse this strength that it has been given by the consumers." Companies must, she says, apply a principal of equal treatment.

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2017-11-11 Brexit

'It seems very difficult for London to come to terms with the reality of Brexit'

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2017-11-11 COP23

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2017-11-04 European Union

Exclusive: Nick Clegg explains how to stop Brexit

Former British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg wants to stop Brexit – and he thinks he knows how to do it. In an interview with FRANCE 24's European affairs editor Catherine...

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2017-11-04 European Union

Cash, corruption and justice: A new public prosecutor for Europe

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2017-10-28 Croatia

Andrej Plenkovic, Croatia's Europhile prime minister

His country is the newest addition to the European family: four years on from becoming an EU member state, Croatia’s Europhile Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic tells FRANCE 24...

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