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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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2018-04-15 Russia

Russia's EU ambassador: 'The anti-Russian virus crossed the Atlantic and became contagious'

Talking Europe hosts Vladimir Chizhov, a veteran Russian diplomat and permanent representative to the EU since 2005. He argues that the current standoff between Russia and the...

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2018-04-15 Facebook

Protecting data: Is regulating tech giants the answer?

As Facebook grapples with its latest privacy scandal, we discuss how the EU can best protect our data. New regulations come into force on May 25, but are they likely to be...

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2018-04-07 Brexit

EU Finance Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Russia, Brexit and privatisations

Is Europe really united in its response to Russia over the poisoning of the former spy Sergei Skripal? Is this the moment for the UK to lift the lid on its relations with Moscow...

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2018-04-07 Russia

Diplomacy in a cold climate: Russia-EU relations chill over Skripal poisoning

Wherever you are in the world, Russia hasn’t been far from the headlines lately – and neither has the British city of Salisbury. That's where a former Russian spy and his...

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2018-03-30 Economic growth

Former ECB chief Trichet predicts strong economic future for EU - despite Brexit

He's the man who was holding the EU’s purse strings when the global financial crisis hit. Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank, tells FRANCE 24 why...

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