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Politicians, activists and researchers debate the issues facing the EU and a 'guest of the week' offers their insight in a long-format interview that gets to the heart of the matter. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

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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2018-07-16 Catherine NICHOLSON

Eurogroup chief Centeno: 'We need to put an end to what seems to be a trade war in the making'

This summer, there's big economic news for Europe: Greece is formally exiting its bailout programme, the ongoing trade war between the EU and the US, and plans to overhaul the...

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2018-07-16 Catherine NICHOLSON

Maltese foreign minister: ‘We need to implement legal paths of migration into Europe’

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2018-07-09 Catherine NICHOLSON

German MEP David McAllister: 'We need more solidarity in the EU over migrants'

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2018-07-09 Catherine NICHOLSON

Fake news fightback: Should and could disinformation be banned ?

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2018-07-02 Catherine NICHOLSON

Greek FM on migration: 'We need European solutions, not bilateral ones'

This week we're on the sidelines of the latest EU summit, where major themes include the migration crisis and the eurozone economy. Our guest is Geórgios Katroúgalos, the foreign...

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