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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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2018-10-15 Talking Europe

Spain's Europe minister rules out new Catalan independence referendum

Spain's European Affairs Minister, Luis Marco Aguiriano, says there will be no new regional referendum on independence for Catalonia. "If there is a referendum aimed at changing...

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2018-10-15 Talking Europe

Hungary's Orban: What consequences of symbolic EU vote?

In an unprecedented step, EU lawmakers recently voted to take action against Hungary's government for undermining fundamental EU values. Brussels accuses Budapest of breaking the...

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2018-10-08 Talking Europe

France's Europe minister: 'Chequers plan would threaten functioning of EU'

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2018-10-08 Talking Europe

Norwegian FM on Brexit: 'Our aim is to keep the Single Market intact'

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2018-10-01 Talking Europe

Georgia: From Silk Road crossroads to EU connections (part 2)

Georgia is a place where East and West collide: a major crossing point on the ancient Silk Road, a former Soviet Republic and now one of the EU’s "neighbourhood" partners. Nearly...

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