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  • Breakfast with the woman who sued Google

    9 November 2017

    “Do markets serve the interests of consumers?”- that was the question posed by Margrethe Vestager, EU Commissioner for Competition, at a breakfast briefing hosted by the European Policy Centre, in front of an audience which included the former President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy. 

  • Commission proposes oversight of foreign investment in the EU

    9 November 2017

    Within Jean-Claude Juncker’s state of the union speech on 13 September, the President of the European Commission announced the creation of a new EU framework for foreign investment screening.

  • Estonian Presidency – Prime Minister Ratas’s half-time reflection

    9 November 2017

    Summary of the ‘Half-time for the Estonian Council Presidency: Uniting through balance’ event (held by the ALDE party and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom on 20 September 2017 at the Museum of Natural Sciences, Brussels)

  • Commission Crackdown on Google Domination

    9 November 2017

    Google recently sought to appeal a record €2.4bn fine ordered by the European Commission in June this year. The Commission stated that the internet giant had abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to its own shopping comparison website.

  • Uniting the Union: Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union Address 2017

    9 November 2017

    European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his State of the Union address on 13 September. His speech was positive, highlighting theprogressmade by the European Commission over the last year. He pointed out that the Commission has 16 months left to deliver real improvement on its positive agenda.