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E.U. issues its first rule-of-law report, angering leaders of Hungary and Poland

BBC Newshour

03:42 min | 15 hrs ago

E.U. issues its first rule-of-law report, angering leaders of Hungary and Poland

"European Union has published today an audit of rule of law issues across its 27 member states, the first of what will be an annual review of Thie State of the blocks Democratic institutions as expected. There is criticism of judicial changes made by nationalist government's in Poland and Hungary in recent years, but concerns We're also raised about corruption in six countries, including Bulgaria. On DH Malta On Tuesday, The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for the report's author, The You commissioner for values very Jehovah to be sacked All Europe correspondent Kevin Connolly joins us now from Brussels and Kevin just on hungry. How badly does the country come out of this report? There's nothing that will be unfamiliar to the Hungarian government in the charges, but they are not familiar concerns about the limitations of the freedom of the media and determination by the Hungarian government has seen from Brussels. To exercise undue influence of judicial process so that in effect the court system, the legal system in Hungary becomes less free. So it's not the freshness Of the charges, which will annoy Viktor Orban, the Hungarian leader. It is the fact that as you would have expected, they are front and center in the presentation of this case on the really fear in Hungary and in Poland, too. To a slightly lesser extent is the underlying threat, which is still present in this document, which is gaining currency and Brussels as an idea that if you really want to do something about this is the European Union. You have to link the spending of you funds from Brussels with adherence to basic rules about the rule of law, the freedom of the justice system on the freedom of the press. That's what really angers Viktor Orban on DH angers the Polish government, too. That's what they will always come out on the attack. That's why, of course, he's asking for the sacking or via your over the vice president, the European Commission. He certainly won't get that. But he wants to make this for his own domestic political audience about it about Hungary being under attack, rather than hungry, being criticized for falling short of international standards. How likely are other, You country's Tio follow up on on that threat. I think at some point, that idea is gonna have to work its way onto the political agenda. Because at some point I think the European Commission is going to be forced to conclude that persuasion simply doesn't work in these kind of cases. Viktor Orban Thie nationalist government in Poland, They're both going to pursue the same argument. That the European Commission doesn't understand what it's like to emerge from decades of Communist domination that certain measures are necessary that Poland and Hungary are not France and Belgium and the things of different so as long as The countries who are accused pushback in those terms. I think eventually the European Commission will be forced to acknowledge that it's going to have to use any financial levers at its disposal. It won't be quick because nothing involving the European Commission of the European Union is quick. But I think it's some point. It's inevitable on just briefly. The other countries mentioned I included Bulgaria immortal one of the concerns there is that about corruption. It's about both corruption and about shortcomings in the judicial process. In this special mention, I suppose for Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovakia who make both this and here's the takeaway from this. This is a 27 member institution. About a quarter of the member states, mainly former Communist states. About a quarter off them come in for some kind of criticism, so a bracing dose of freshness.

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Fresh update on "european commission" discussed on BBC Newshour

BBC Newshour

00:34 min | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "european commission" discussed on BBC Newshour

"This is news Our life from the BBC in London. I'm James Menendez Thie European Union has published today an audit of rule of law issues across its 27 member states, the first of what will be an annual review of Thie State of the blocks Democratic institutions as expected. There is criticism of judicial changes made by nationalist government's in Poland and Hungary in recent years, but concerns We're also raised about corruption in six countries, including Bulgaria. On DH Malta On Tuesday, The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for the report's author, The You commissioner for values very Jehovah to be sacked All Europe correspondent Kevin Connolly joins us now from Brussels and Kevin just on hungry. How badly does the country come out of this report? There's nothing that will be unfamiliar to the Hungarian government in the charges, but they are not familiar concerns about the limitations of the freedom of the media and determination by the Hungarian government has seen from Brussels. To exercise undue influence of judicial process so that in effect the court system, the legal system in Hungary becomes less free. So it's not the freshness Of the charges, which will annoy Viktor Orban, the Hungarian leader. It is the fact that as you would have expected, they are front and center in the presentation of this case on the really fear in Hungary and in Poland, too. To a slightly lesser extent is the underlying threat, which is still present in this document, which is gaining currency and Brussels as an idea that if you really want to do something about this is the European Union. You have to link the spending of you funds from Brussels with adherence to basic rules about the rule of law, the freedom of the justice system on the freedom of the press. That's what really angers Viktor Orban on DH angers the Polish government, too. That's what they will always come out on the attack. That's why, of course, he's asking for the sacking or via your over the vice president, the European Commission. He certainly won't get that. But he wants to make this for his own domestic political audience about it about Hungary being under attack, rather than hungry, being criticized for falling short of international standards. How likely are other, You country's Tio follow up on on that threat. I think at some point, that idea is gonna have to work its way onto the political agenda. Because at some point I think the European Commission is going to be forced to conclude that persuasion simply doesn't work in these kind of cases. Viktor Orban Thie nationalist government in Poland, They're both going to pursue the same argument. That the European Commission doesn't understand what it's like to emerge from decades of Communist domination that certain measures are necessary that Poland and Hungary are not France and Belgium and the things of different so as long as The countries who are accused pushback in those terms. I think eventually the European Commission will be forced to acknowledge that it's going to have to use any financial levers at its disposal. It won't be quick because nothing involving the European Commission of the European Union is quick. But I think it's some point. It's inevitable on just briefly. The other countries mentioned I included Bulgaria immortal one of the concerns there is that about corruption. It's about both corruption and about shortcomings in the judicial process. In this special mention, I suppose for Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovakia who make both this and here's the takeaway from this. This is a 27 member institution. About a quarter of the member states, mainly former Communist states. About a quarter off them come in for some kind of criticism, so a bracing dose of freshness. Kevin many thanks. That was a year of correspondent Kevin Colony. Joining us live from Brussels. Now. The last scheduled round of talks on a post Brexit trading partnership deal between Britain and the European Union is now underway in Brussels. The Republic of Ireland is likely to be the you country most affected by Brexit. It is the only state, which has a land border with the UK on last year's withdrawal agreement is designed to keep that frontier open. Recently, the British government published its internal market bill to stop trading barriers between the U case for nations and it's admitted that the legislation will breach that agreement and therefore international law. Chris Page has been hearing opinions in the Irish Republic. He reports now from done dog in county loose This is the time applies a point halfway between the two capitals on beyond the violence dot doc it's just off the motorway a few miles from the lab border. Its closeness to the frontier meant it was hugely affected by the conflict in Northern Ireland. Good Friday Peace agreement brought must've relief and celebration. Mr President. I welcome you to this, the largest gathering ever of people in the door. Almost 20 years ago, Bill Clinton came here on his last received her. Yes, President. You stood up for peace, then. Stand up for peace today, tomorrow and the rest of your lives huge affection that was headed for Clinton here that night. You know, the Belfast agreement would not have happened if you hadn't been for their political trash off the president, United States Paddy Malone Chamber of Commerce, whose constancy firm.

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EU Commission appeals after losing Apple $15B tax case

Wall Street Breakfast

00:36 sec | 4 d ago

EU Commission appeals after losing Apple $15B tax case

"The European Commission is taking its case against apple to the highest court in Europe, appealing EU court decision from July that ruled in favor of Ireland and the tech giant. Seeking the crackdown on sweetheart tax deals the commission sparked the case by ordering apple to pay fourteen point four, billion in back taxes that have been held in escrow while appeals process plays out. The easy. Now, to argue that the court set the bar for requisite standards, unreasonably high a precedent that will be specifically watched given the drive to create new tax laws governing major technology companies.

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Fresh update on "european commission" discussed on BBC Newshour

BBC Newshour

01:51 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "european commission" discussed on BBC Newshour

"Law in Europe and the dangers facing Lebanese people fleeing political and economic turmoil. All of that and more after the knees. BBC News. I'm John Shea. Azerbaijan has said it will continue what it called it legitimate operations in Nagano. Cara back until Armenian forces have left the en clave where fighting has raged for four days. It's also thanked Turkey for its support in the conflict. The French president Emmanuel Macron, has accused Turkey off warlike rhetoric declasse from politics, the key I have noted turkeys, political declarations, which I think are inconsiderate and dangerous. Francois remains extremely concerned by the warlike messages from Turkey in the last two hours, which essentially remove any of Azerbaijan's inhibitions in re conquering Nagorno Carrabba and that we will not accept A Syrian militant has told the BBC that he's being paid $2000 a month to fight for Azerbaijan. He said he'd been recruited along with others in northern Syria last week. And told he'd bean guarding here regarding military positions along the border of Azerbaijan, But he said he'd been involved in active combat and several of his fellow Syrians had been killed. Impact of Corona virus on travel could lead to the loss of up to 46 million jobs across the world, according to a new forecast by the aviation industry. It predicts a more than 50% slump in travel. Andrew Walker reports. The executive director of the lobby group says the airlines expect to carry fewer than half the number of passengers they transported last year. By the beginning of 2021. The group expects a loss of nearly five million in what it calls direct aviation employment, such as airlines, manufacturers and airports. The number of jobs in danger becomes much larger when wider effects are considered, including tourism and the construction and other services required to run. The transport system Group is calling for steps to support employment and also says passengers need more certainty rather than what it called random quarantine declarations and constantly changing lists of unacceptable destinations. The European Commission has published an audit of rule of law issues across the use 27 member states, the first of what will be an annual review of the state of Democratic Institutions. From Brussels, Kevin Connolly reports the European Commission's third general order to the Democratic health of its member states may be interpreted by the nationalist government of Poland and Hungary. As a renewed assault on their attempts to control the appointment of judges on the freedom of the media. It does touch on those familiar themes. On dawn, the future planned of punish members days for failures on rule of law issues by limiting or withholding access to you funds. Prospect that angers the Polish and Hungarian government's. But the report does Mohr highlighting judicial concerns in full, more member states on corruption problems in six Bulgaria, Croatia in Slovakia appear in both lists. This is the latest world news from the BBC. And this is WN Y C in New York at 904. Good morning. I'm carrying Nolan. A new report from Human Rights Watch says NYPD officers violated international human rights law at a South Bronx protest over the summer. Gotham is Jake. Often hearts covered the rally against police brutality in Mott Haven and witnessed the confrontation between the police and protesters. In this case, the report found that law enforcement trapped beat pepper sprayed and arrested protesters and others who were Peacefully exercising these fundamental rights. Human Rights Watch has documented 61 people, including legal observers and bystanders that sustained injuries during the police crackdown, the NYPD reported. 400 officers were injured during last summer's protests. The heir to the Seagram's liquor fortune, is scheduled to be sentenced today for her role in a federal case involving an upstate New York cult. Claire Bronfman is set to appear in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors say she used her family's money to fund the self help group Nexium. Ron Finn pleaded guilty last year. Her lawyers are asking the judge for three years of probation. Prosecutors say she deserves five years in prison for her support of cult leader Keith Ranieri. He was convicted last year of racketeering, sex trafficking and other crimes. The Guggenheim Museum opens two members starting today. For the first time in more than six months. The museum is limiting capacity to 25% and all visitors need to book their tickets online in advance. Staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks. The Guggenheim opens to the general public on Saturday. And if you miss the end of last night's Yankees game because you were watching the debate well, I'm here to tell you they beat Cleveland 12 to 3. Game two is tonight at 7 P.m.. If the Yankees win it, they'll advance to the American League Division. Siri's We'll see clearing skies today with a high around 72 degrees and sunshine this afternoon. It's 906. Hello and welcome to news hour from the BBC World Service. We're coming to you live from London. I'm James Menendez. From Our top.

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European Commission to challenge Apple tax bill verdict

Daily Tech News Show

00:16 sec | 5 d ago

European Commission to challenge Apple tax bill verdict

"The European Commission announced it will appeal July twenty twenty ruling in which had overturned a fifteen billion dollar fine against apple and Ireland over taxes. The considered the tax breaks to qualify as unavowed state eight if the appeal proceeds, it will be heard by the European Court of

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Epic Games buys kid-tech firm SuperAwesomegames

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00:17 sec | 5 d ago

Epic Games buys kid-tech firm SuperAwesomegames

"Camera for calls. It costs $249.99 shipping before the holidays new arrows were also announced with Wi-Fi. 6-month art shipping November 2nd and ranging from $129.99 to $229.99. First single router. Finally. There's the ring always home cam small drone

European Commission to challenge Apple tax bill verdict

BBC Newshour

00:20 sec | 5 d ago

European Commission to challenge Apple tax bill verdict

"Commission says it's appealing against a court ruling. That overturned in order for island to recoup billions of dollars in back taxes from Apple, the computer corporation. In a statement, the commission said the decision in July but the use General court Raised important questions about applying state aid rules in respect of tax

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Divided Europe seeks to overhaul defunct migration policies

BBC Newshour

01:01 min | Last week

Divided Europe seeks to overhaul defunct migration policies

"Commission has proposed a new system for managing the divisive issue of migration and asylum in which all member states will be obliged to show sold Garrity solidarity with frontline states. Member states would be expected either to relocate numbers of successful asylum seekers or sponsored the return of those whose applications air rejected. It also aims to improve screening, speed up the processing of claims, strengthen external borders and reinforce partnerships with countries of origin and transit. Countries such as Poland and Hungary have fiercely opposed the concept of compulsory real occassions. In the past, the head of the European Commission, or SEL, F. Underline, said Europe had to move away from what she said had Bean an ad hoc approach to migration. The commission's package on migration and asylum. Offers a fresh start. We want to live up to our values and at the same time face the challenges of a globalized world.

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President Von Der Leyen's State of the Union Address: Charting the Course Out of the Coronavirus

Monocle 24: The Globalist

03:32 min | Last week

President Von Der Leyen's State of the Union Address: Charting the Course Out of the Coronavirus

"People want to move out of this corona world out of this fragility out of uncertainty they're ready for change and they're ready to move on earth. Lafond Lines tweet ahead of her first State of the Union address was full of Vim, vigor and dynamism. Her focus is one of recovery being achieved through making the E U Carbon-neutral. She said the e you should set a target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least fifty, five percent by twenty thirty that's up from a current target of forty percent. But how much will all twenty seven member states agree with her well to tell us more joined on the line from Brussels by Kalina or Russia. Cough is the international climate politics reporter for politico. Everyone. Welcome to the program clinic. Good to have you. Thank you very much good morning in Brussels. This was a hugely important first speech for US love underline wasn't it? Yes. Indeed I mean festival as he said, it's her first one and then secondly, of course comes at a time when I'm pretty much everything has changed the thing. Kobe. Pretty much over through all of the original plants she had her commissioned head. which was also, it's been interesting to see how she would frame some of the main policy priorities. In her speech yesterday. And the way she framed him was very much from an environmental perspective wasn't it? Exactly, I think one of the interesting aspects of today's speech was that she very much emphasized to green course that the European Commission once the you to go and you may know in December she had announced to flagship programme of the European Green deal that's meant to make the. Climate neutral. So slash greenhouse gas emissions to zero, but twenty fifty and she very much again doubled down on that message yesterday saying that pursuing that course an even strengthening efforts to cut emissions will very much help the US 'em attempts to come out of the pandemic economic fallout as well as become more, and that's a new word more resilience and two whether future crises. How does she intend to fuse the two ideas namely of recovery from covert economically and to ensure that the European. Union is carbon neutral twenty-fifty. The message that she and her and her commission pursuant very many other players as well. I mean essentially is that. It doesn't cost the economy to. Do More on the environment to do more discussion missions but actually it will help and promote economic growth in jobs, and so that's very much how both these programs so being married and I think initially and Kovic. Starting the pandemic really having an economic effect was there was quite a big, quite a lot of concern that it would undermine the US green agenda but rather to the country as seniors become a growing realization that going green. is going to be good for the economy and that's a very much a message shows us on the line push yesterday, and then on the other hand I think it's also become much more. Evident. That climate change impacts will hurt you economically I mean yesterday she gave a number of speeches. We see glaciers melting they're more and. More, destructive droughts across Europe and more and more people feel the impact and I think. That comes with a cost and so there's more of a waning to the fact that S- and the climate change is an economic impact not just then. Potentially social or environmental

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Top EU official proposes new 2030 target to reduce emissions

Monocle 24: The Briefing

07:30 min | 2 weeks ago

Top EU official proposes new 2030 target to reduce emissions

"Earlier today. European Commission President Ursula von Delaying gave her first State of the Union address to the European. Parliament. It's fair to say that it has been and will be more closely scrutinized than the setpiece usually is the EU is beset like the rest of the world by an ongoing pandemic and associated economic turbulence, and also attempting to ease the United Kingdom out of the block with as little damage to the fixtures and fittings as possible and the UK's latest history on x over the last week or so demonstrate that this remains an unsolved problem while joined with more Bite Niamey Leery Europe correspondent at the Irish Times. Niamey before we talk about the details of what Slovan delay and had to say, did it strike you? There was an overall theme or tone she was swinging for I. Think it was quite striking. Future focused. She talked about how can we get out of the Democrats economic repercussions in a way that says. The continent for the future. So it was very much to do with tying together the various different goals whether that's a climate and economic development where increasing digitalization on. Also a one section of her speech, which I thought was particularly strong was on discrimination and efforts at kind of acknowledging the reality in the block of racism and discrimination. Based on sexual orientation or religious beliefs. So it was quite wide ranging and then the other aspect of it was. She proposed making it easier for the EU to come up with common policy when it comes to international relations particularly on matters relating to human rights sanctions. So just as a liberation on that idea of general tone this being her first state of the Union as as commission president does it does it seem that we understand what her idea of the European Union is. I think she Saturday as being. A sort of an unfinished project what it ought to be somewhere where people can have a quality of life get paid fairly for work have social protections that you're does better on that than other parts of the world, and that's part of the reason why able better able to weather the pandemic but that it's not enough and she said that there would be a new framework introduced to. Member states to set minimum wages in order to make work pay property. Then an in addition to that there was the The section on discrimination which I think was unusual in acknowledged the struggles in the block in terms of she mentioned a particular discrimination against Rome people on also the LGBTQ I free zones in. Poland or she called out as inhumane. And so I think she's she was quite strong meticulous division of the block as being a place where people and live more freely with rights and have a better quality of life in general but I think that she also you know it's it's. It's quite telling that she. She had. Many. Difficulties take me in terms of international relations they were for her to talk about it was difficult relationship with Russia difficult relationship with China difficult relationship with the United States difficult relationship Britain as well. Well, let's talk about some of those difficult relationships and because we are here broadcasting from London let's talk about the difficult relationship. The now has with the UK did brexit get much of a mention? She did mention us. So she said that with every day that passes it becomes more difficult for deal to be reached and she also said that. The EU would stand by with the agreement would never at go back on its the an agreement that had been passed by the European Parliament Anheuser Commons and that had been jointly agreed by the UK Andy you to Protect citizen's rights but also she said first and foremost the Good Friday Agreement on the department and it was quite interesting as well to know that she she also quote the late John Hume, the Nobel laureate. And former SDLP leader from dairy and she said that she described him as one of the Great Europeans. And mentioned that he he recently passed away on us used a quote from him to kind of talk about the strength of diversity which I thought was quite. An interesting use of quotes. It was notable high. She was sort of writing in that story, which is I suppose a Northern Irish story really into this story of the European Union. You mentioned the difficulty of the relationship with Russia and obviously the country of which us live underlying walls defense minister. Germany has found itself once again. On the front line over that relationship having taken in the apparently poisoned opposition politician Alexei Navalny did she took you light any kind of? Way of how the e you can live alongside Russia. She was quite I thought her words were quite firm on Russia's so she said. That the poison she mentioned the poisoner Nevada and said that it wasn't a one sauce and she said, no. Number of gas, pipelines is GONNA. Is GonNa fix that relationship she also am I thought spoke quite in quite heartfelt way in solidarity with the people of Belarus Moore she said that they'd be brave and gone out on the streets and they should have the they shouldn't be pieces on someone else's chessboard what she said, but they should have the ability to determine their own future. You said at the top of this item that she attempted to link the recovery. Well, hopeful eventual recovery from the pandemic the associated economic problems to broader themes of climate in the future on climate in particular. Did she have anything of note to say. So. What? What under nine has proposed that the target for the block to reduce emissions should be increased fifty five percent by twenty thirty, that's compared to a previous commitment to forty percent. This is compared to nine thousand, nine, hundred levels of emissions, and she said that this would be vital in order for the block to reach its Paris Agreement commitments on also its goal of becoming climate neutral by twenty fifty on the way she she described the landmark agreement of the e you to join me borrow seven, hundred, fifty, billion, euro. As an opportunity to do this by directing at least thirty percent or thirty seven percent of the investment towards green initiatives. So things like development of green hydrogen. Renovating homes with. Forty percent of emissions and also. Increasing the car charging network electric vehicle charging that things like that an while this could go in. With kind of digital developments there. For example, at fast broadband were available continent wide including in rural areas that would both alive for rural development but also for things like you know people to work from home more easily and things like that. So she she s she she argued that these things could go hand in hand essentially. But Green groups have been quick to come out and say that fifty five percent of the target isn't enough now some of them had themselves called for that in the. In the past but I guess with the scale of the disaster that they say we're facing, you know they're always going to want to push for more and more ambitious targets

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Boris Johnson faces Brexit revolt in parliament.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:41 min | 2 weeks ago

Boris Johnson faces Brexit revolt in parliament.

"I'm Anthony Davis. The European Union on Monday ramped up pressure on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to step back from breaking the brexit divorce treaty. Delaying a key decision on London's euro clearing justice. He faces a rebellion in the British parliament. The European Union says Johnson's plan would wreck trade talks and propelled the United Kingdom toward a messy brexit while former British leaders have warned that breaking the law is a step too far that will tarnish the country's image. The House of Commons will vote on moving the internal market bill which the EU has demanded London scrap by the end of the month two, its next amendment stage after a debate that Johnson will introduce. As Johnson prepared to try to persuade lawmakers that he's planned to explicitly break international law was worth supporting a derivatives industry source said the European Commission had delayed a decision on euro clearing. Johnson who has a majority of eighty in the lower house of parliament faces a growing revolt. All of Britain's living former prime ministers have expressed concern about his plan as have many senior figures in his Conservative Party. The leader of the opposition Labor party kissed Obama who is self isolating due to the corona virus said, he would oppose a bill that broke international law. Johnson's plan to explicitly break INS National Law has plunged brexit back into crisis less than four months before Britain is finally due to

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EU, UK in urgent meeting on lawbreaking British Brexit plan

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 2 weeks ago

EU, UK in urgent meeting on lawbreaking British Brexit plan

"This is planned to break part of the brexit agreement has put stern warnings from the U. S. senior European official has headed to London for an emergency meeting on the matter Britain's government has announced that it plans to legislate to give itself the power to touch some of the provisions in the agreements about Northern Ireland trade European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic chose to to meet Michael gave Britain's brexit preparation minister in a hastily arranged meeting the need legislation which would break international law has alarmed European leaders and threatens to scuttle already fragile U. K. U. negotiations on trade and future relations Karen Thomas London

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EU, UK in urgent meeting on lawbreaking British Brexit plan

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 2 weeks ago

EU, UK in urgent meeting on lawbreaking British Brexit plan

"This is planned to break part of the brexit agreement has put stern warnings from the U. S. senior European official has headed to London for an emergency meeting on the matter Britain's government has announced that it plans to legislate to give itself the power to touch some of the provisions in the agreements about Northern Ireland trade European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic chose to to meet Michael gave Britain's brexit preparation minister in a hastily arranged meeting the need legislation which would break international law has alarmed European leaders and threatens to scuttle already fragile U. K. U. negotiations on trade and future relations Karen Thomas London

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EU, UK in urgent meeting on lawbreaking British Brexit plan

BBC World Service

00:50 sec | 2 weeks ago

EU, UK in urgent meeting on lawbreaking British Brexit plan

"A hastily arranged meeting will take place in London today between Britain and the European Union about new legislation the British government has introduced which ignores parts of the Brexit agreement signed in January. European Commission's vice president, Moro's chef, Jovic will be meeting the Cabinet Office Minister Michael He is our Europe editor. Before leaving Brussels, Mr. Seferovic echoed off the European leaders when he insisted the withdrawal agreement was not up for renegotiation. He said he hoped Michael Gove would assure him that the letter, the spirit and the timetable of the agreement would be respected. If not, there's talk of Brussels, possibly taking legal action. The outcome of today's meeting is also significant for the future of trade talks between the two sides. The U says it's still wants a deal but that the UK respecting the federal agreement is fundamental.

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Boris Johnson plans to tear up his Brexit deal with the EU - Business Insider

The Briefing

00:22 sec | 3 weeks ago

Boris Johnson plans to tear up his Brexit deal with the EU - Business Insider

"Now the president of the European Commission threatened not do business with Britain that trust is broken by the UK going back on the brexit withdraw real agreement prime, Minister Boris Johnson's reportedly planning to go back on provisions in the difference Tracy this week. Meanwhile, the pound tumbled against the today as brexit talks face them moment of reckoning

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Brexit: What happens now

Monocle 24: The Briefing

07:33 min | 3 weeks ago

Brexit: What happens now

"At the beginning of two, thousand and twenty it was widely assumed the years news agenda in the UK would be dominated by the rancorous torturous divisive and tedious subject of Brexit. Those were the days happily for those of us who had grown weirdly nostalgic for it. What one thing another brexit is. Self. Evidently back in the headlines as the UK's final departure looms on December thirty first British ministers. Now, apparently plan to try rewriting the EU withdrawal agreement, they agreed last year you may recall this being presented at the time as the ticket to the sunlit our plans and so forth. Well, joining me with more on. This is the political journalist and author Terry Stephanie. Terry, as far as it's possible to boil it down. What is the big idea here? It's Boiling down I suppose the big idea is that a Britain the UK is. Having, more talks with the e this week. At the same time, there's what's called the UK Internal Market Bill, which is going to go before parliament this week. Now that parliament is back and it's due to be published, and we're told that this bill might according to the first reports of this in the Financial Times, eliminate the legal force of parts of the withdrawal agreement I-. Overriding the treaty that has been signed and ratified by everybody a regarding what's going to happen to do with Northern Ireland and its future relationship, and this is being greeted with a fair deal of horror because it seems to suggest that before any deal is donald before no deal happens Britain may actually go back on something that everybody has already signed an agreed to. The difficulty here a difficulty here as I understand it is that you want sowing the treaty you can't really on sign it can you? Know you can't. The reaction to this again, this is this is something that might happen. I suppose. One of the questions is whether this is all part of the UK government talking its own book ahead of future, Negotiations Boris. Johnson saying that we must have definitely have an agreement by the fifteenth of October and being innocent blustering and talking about prospering mightily in the future. But yeah. An international treaty is international law and the European Commission, is being quite calmly so far in a on the surface at least saying. I trust that Britain will continue to abide by this and we trust that they will implement the withdrawal agreement. Michelle Bonnier saying that everything that has been signed must be respected but yes, international law. That was signed into law by this parliament after the election certainly still stands what you're alluding to. There is a statement made in the last hour. So by US Levonne, delay in the president of the EU Commission very thinly veiled faint subtext of irritation. Do you get the sense that the UK's government might be overestimating the degree to which the EU is still terrifically interested in any of this? I think you know they the usual has to be interested in it. I think. It's possibly a there ever estimating the degree to which the EU doesn't see these tactics coming because there has been quite a lot of talk over the last week about the likelihood of their being a no deal agreement and. British negotiators really saying you know we'll be we'll be fine with the no deal. Don't worry about this. You know we we can. We'll. We'll go ahead and do this and I think there's an element of Brussels sitting back and looking at it and saying, okay, you go. Ahead you go. Do what you want to do. It's. It's sort of slightly reminds me of apparent with a recalcitrant trial and we trust the to do the right thing and you know we understand that you really want to do the right thing. Don't you and just letting them in a slightly letting them walking towards towards. Well on the subject of the UK doing the right thing eventually over we are, of course, fast running out of eventually to recap those dates December thirty. First, the UK's transition period is over October. Fifteenth is when Boris Johnson says a deal needs to be done by if you just think about this, not so much as an analyst. e you affairs but just thinking about it as a British political journalist doesn't not strike you that the likelihood is if you judge the career in character of Boris Johnson that he will at the last minute take whatever's the easiest way out and claim a great triumph because that's pretty much what he's always done. Yes I. Mean Boris Johnson has always been as we know particularly even his decisions on which side to support in the referendum he's looked at both the options had a back pocket version of both things, and then done something at the last minute I mean he? No, he's he's a journalist by training. This is how we work. He come come up to do things at the last minute. The difficulty is there are lots of things that can't be done at the last minute not least signing a huge international agreement, not least getting UK borders ready for the for the transition, getting all the customs officials that you need Also the economic impact of this. There have been statements from retailers recently saying that you do realize that if there's no deal agreement, we will have tariffs that will effectively increase the price of food and You know. We don't know what state the economy is going to be in coming out of Cova, but we can imagine that it's not going to be very good and one of the questions is despite Boris Johnson's talk about Britain prospering mightily, how much more of a shock can the UK economy standard? It's those kind of questions not least as well. The relationship with Northern Ireland with the rest of Ireland the relationship with Scotland the keep coming back to bite people and people keep warning about it but on the other hand, the government sort. Of trying to appeal to its own backbenchers I suppose, and also saying look we can. We'll be able to do more in terms of government investment state aid without the telling us what to do, and we will be able to make our own rules as they keep saying and government ministers today suggesting that that could be a price worth paying just on the subject they're finally of the actual practical preparations. This is what strikes me. It'd be interested in in your view on this might actually end up governing what the government ends up deciding because. This was raised last week, and we talked about this on the program by associations of holy is in freight companies just basically making the point that the account be no deal brexit because the infrastructure and the personnel and all the other stuff necessary to deal with it simply does not exist and sure as heck isn't going to be conjured into being in the next two and a half months. No? I mean I was in Kent last week where people were talking about this, there's a site that local people had expected was going to be used for an Amazon Amazon warehouse that they now think is likely to be used for a customs checkpost and there's there's not really anything there the state and yes, you know people saying that training the customs officials let alone the the software, the hardware whatever else you need in place is going to take more time than we have. But you know things have been cobbled together. If you look at how we respond to the coronavirus crisis in the last few months, and perhaps there's an expectation that these kinds of things can somehow be becomes it up but it's not going to be easy and come January. We may see the downside of that terrorist. Asked me. Thanks as

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The rise of vaccine nationalism  should we be worried?

Science Friction

05:13 min | 3 weeks ago

The rise of vaccine nationalism should we be worried?

"So hell, we end this pandemic by making sure everyone in the world gets access to treatments or vaccines could determine how we respond to the next one. The world's wealthiest countries, Astrid your amongst them have already BRCA deals with pharmaceutical companies to preorder more than two billion doses of corona virus vaccines that's according to the Journal. Nature those deals, of course are contingent on with the vaccines, a proven safe and effective, and that's big eve. Streaming, problematic calypso chocolate do is director of global health policy with the Santa Fe Global Development and professor in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at imperial. College London obviously governments of wealthy countries heads to. Ten had to be seen to be acting and I totally appreciate the urgency over at all and I had the opportunity to talk to officials here from the UK government also from a European Commission. Now that set aside I think there's a number of issues with the current approach which ignores effectively the effectiveness questioned. The performance questions we're buying things were assuming we'll work. and. That means that goes are now shouldering the bulk of the risk. And they're shouldering the bulk of the is the commercial risk as well without being able to negotiate really on the price these things do come out scrambling is inevitable in my view economists professor I'd Hollas as President of incentives for Global, health, which aims to build a health impact fund to finance new treatments especially for neglected diseases but on the rise of Covid nineteen vaccine. Nationalism. He says one country that started off the United States has been explicit America first policy. In other countries the citizens were unlikely to be happy with their governments. If those governments came back to them with deal that said, we're just going to allow off the Americans to be vaccinated first, and then we'll take our turn along with all the citizens of the rest of the world. It's just became politically unfeasible. To do the right thing. So I think we're having the worst of every world. Really. So were engaging in a sort of an arms race where everybody's trying to out beat everybody else in buying things that we don't really know they will ever materialize or even if they do whether, they will work with the right product. So shouldering the risk as taxpayers effectively, we're doing it in a very bilateral fragmented fashion. So this undermines countries that are not as wealthy, and certainly the middle income countries have been left out of this conversation which I think is extremely problematic. So goelz plan says a global health community to support the low income countries through Garvey and effectively philanthropic subsidizing any successful vaccine doses. But then there's the vast majority of the world's. Forest people are living in very crowded conditions leaving middle income nations live in Nigeria Favila in in Brazil Brazilian cities, they live in Mumbai this country's middling concern necessarily going to qualify for this subsidy, but also not wealthy enough to engage in bilateral deals and behave the way the United Kingdom or the US are behaving been scandalous. I. Think that we haven't talked about these countries if the missing Middle Mrs add on a vaccine. What's the picture for the pandemic and getting on top of it? They will be disastrous for sure it will be disastrous. What will it be looking at situation where income countries close the borders a game where people are not admitted were basically sees. Stop people from moving around. We stop goods from moving around it. It's going to be absolutely disastrous situation is is certainly not desirable by what we want to have is as sensible efficient allocation of vaccines around the world. So. That the people who need to get back stated first everywhere get vaccinated first, and then we gradually progress in each country. Not instead vaccinating people who were very low risk in rich countries while people are at high risk in middle income and lower income countries are left unvaccinated that doesn't make any sense for the world is aside from the moral calculus here of yes. H Nation has an obligation to their own citizens. They also potentially have an obligation to the rest of the world because his biological imperative here isn't they this is a global pandemic. Yes. I'm mean one of the risks of course as if the viruses left to spread among people in lower income countries. At some point, it may mutate into a new form which existing vaccines don't offer protection against. So there is there is a reason for people in high income countries even people who don't care about poor people to say, let's just make sure that everyone gets vaccinated on a timely basis.

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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny hospitalized after suspected poisoning

Larry Elder

00:25 sec | Last month

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny hospitalized after suspected poisoning

"Who's in a coma after a suspected poisoning permission to be transferred to a hospital in Berlin for further treatment. Alexei Navalny, a 44 year old politician and corruption investigator who's emerged as Vladimir Putin's fiercest critic, was in an intensive care unit and the Siberian city of Omsk. His supporters believed T. He drank at an airport was laced with poison and that the Kremlin is behind his illness, something that Putin government denies. European Commission

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Russia To Let Opposition Leader in Coma Fly To Berlin for Treatment

All Things Considered

00:59 min | Last month

Russia To Let Opposition Leader in Coma Fly To Berlin for Treatment

"Russia have decided to let critically ill opposition leader Alexei Navalny be transferred to a German hospital for treatment. His supporters suspect he was poisoned. NPR's Teri Schultz reports The European Union is calling for an investigation into how one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's chief critics suddenly became ill. After international pressure and a letter to President Putin from his wife, comatose Russian activist Alexi Navalny will be brought to Berlin where medical professionals are standing by to care for him. Navalny fell violently ill Thursday while visiting Siberia, but local doctor said they found no toxins in his body. In Brussels, European Commission spokesperson Nebula Ms Rawley said the block wants answers as to what happened. We are very worried about Alexei Navalny's health following his suspected poisoning yesterday. We expect a swift, independent, transparent investigation must rally added that if it is determined to navalny was poisoned. Those responsible must be held accountable for

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Russian watchdog says Apple abused mobile app market dominance

Geek News Central

00:50 sec | Last month

Russian watchdog says Apple abused mobile app market dominance

"Russia competition watchdog F eight S on money said it apple INC abuses opposition will aftermarket through its APP surf riot devices wish you. The company, all regulation breaches, and of course, an apple spokesperson said, the company plans to appeal against the fast ruling. This comes against the backdrop the European Commission investigation into Apple APPs or rules, including requirements, builders us. It's its own in-app purchases them the fast side of the needed download APPs for the Apple IOS operating system, its APP store. It also said, apple's unlawfully reserve rights to block any third party APPs Blah Blah Blah it's same I think the windows crashing here on Apple I think it won't be long many countries there will be alternate APP stores. They spoke won't be able to completely controlled ecosystem for much longer time will tell though.

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"european commission" Discussed on Daily Tech Headlines

Daily Tech Headlines

03:17 min | 3 months ago

"european commission" Discussed on Daily Tech Headlines

"The European Commission opened to antitrust investigations into Apple's APP store apple pay practices on Tuesday one will follow up on complaints by spotify and Rootin- into whether apple had broken e competition rules with a thirty percent cut on subscriptions and sales of e books through its APP store. The commission will also look into whether or not apple pay violates EU competition rules by limiting NFC punctuality on iphones and apple watches, so that financial service providers can offer NFC inside their own APPS. Apple announced, it will start selling an SSD upgrade kit for the MAC pro. The Kit will let consumers upgrade the MAC pro to eight terabytes of storage. Apple also announced that you can now get these sixteen inch macbook pro with Radian pro fifty six hundred m card, which offers eight gigabytes of HP to memory, and claimed seventy five percent performance boost over the four G. Fifty five hundred M, Card Amazon told politico that CEO Jeff bezos is willing to testify. Testify before the US House Judiciary Committee on the issue of antitrust Amazon sent a letter to the House Committee on Sunday. Antitrust hearings are scheduled for July. According to the letters seen by axios, the US House Judiciary Committee contacted Apple. Alphabet Amazon and facebook to seek voluntary testimony from all CEO's and documents as part of a larger probe into big tech competitive concerns. These letters also suggested that subpoenas would be used to produce documents and testimony, if not offered voluntarily. The two thousand and twenty Reuters Institute Digital News. Report notes that people rely on Instagram for news twice as much as they did. In two thousand eighteen, particularly, if they're young adults of respondents surveyed and forty countries in the UK close to twenty five percent of eighteen to twenty four year, olds used instagram as a source of news about Corona virus more than A. A third of all people who answered the survey said they use Instagram two-thirds under twenty five years old eleven. Percent said they use it to get news, which is only one point behind twitter. However, only twenty six percent of people said they trusted social media as a source of information about coronavirus, national governments and news organizations were both trusted by about fifty nine percent. The Wall Street Journal's sources say that streaming service QUBE IS ON PACE to sign up less than two million users by the end of its first year in operation under the company's original target of seven point, four million, according to the analytics firm Sensor Tower Kobe had three point eight million downloads as of June seventh after hitting a reported peak of three hundred seventy nine thousand downloads on its April six launch, the streaming service did not exceed twenty thousand. Thousand downloads for any day in the first week of June, as at the end of May one point, five million users signed up for a ninety day free trial, which begins ending and early July since its founding in two thousand eighteen, the company has raised one point seven five billion dollars, but estimates that by Q. Three it will have spent one billion of that money including a budgeted three hundred fifty million dollars on content in two thousand nineteen. dropbox launched dropbox passwords a dedicated password manager similar to one password or less pass. The company also launched dropbox of Bolt per sensitive documents secure six digit pin encrypted when they're uploaded, downloaded or stored on dropbox servers, dropbox also added the ability to backup folders from PC's or MACs to.

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"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:32 min | 6 months ago

"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"On the Bloomberg terminal the buy side and the sell side together collaborating across markets in countries in real time sharing ideas negotiating trades and forming an influential network of over three hundred and twenty five thousand financial professionals that helps power global markets isn't it time you joined them request to download at Bloomberg dot com slash professional this is the Bloomberg green business report the European union's so called green deal programme to slash fossil fuel pollution will be part of the queue or for the economic slump brought on by the corona virus pandemic European green deal is exactly the right answer also to the corona crisis at a news conference in Brussels European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen stood firmly behind the far reaching package of environmental measures to slash emissions to zero by twenty fifty it was launched just before the corona virus outbreak which is now pushing the region into a recession as the European Commission draft plans for economic recovery package centerline suggests the shift to renewable energy sources is the way to put Europe back to work that vehicle necessity is as strong as it was before the crisis climate change and global warming did not stop they will keep on going there's growing pressure from companies and non governmental organizations to stand by the sustainability principles that's the Bloomberg green business report I'm Bob moon imagine imagine being denied an apartment because of.

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"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:52 min | 1 year ago

"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Parliament. There's been debate and vote on seven amendments at this hour. The really key headline right now is the UK parliament backing the Brady minute amendment to renegotiate Brexit. And what's interesting about this is this amendment remove the Irish border backstop and replaced it with alternative arrangements. And so now, you do is get a new Brexit deal. And now Theresa May has to take that to the European Union. I think what's also interesting here. Jason Jeremy Korman saying that he is now to meet to resume to talk about Brexit once again. So the issue is kind of the opened at the same time. We know what amendment that was rejected was extending the deadline that March deadline in short. It's a little bit of a mess. So let's try and figure out where we go from here Maria today. Oh of Bloomberg joins us from Brussels where she's been tracking all of this very closely. So Maria break this down for us. What happens next high denied, it's incredibly complicated picky. So Maria break this down for us. What happens next high denied ED's incredibly complicated? Because you see the prime minister may herself has acknowledged that is the only way to get this deal done as by determine the backstop. She's now asked the eat, and it's actually the tournament to you just forget about the dealership pit to vote two weeks ago. Forget about a to with eighteen months and the making and somehow in sixty nine days, she's got to be able to find a magic plan and the e which I'm sure we'll pet reaction and just minutes. We'll say we're not gonna ditch the backstop. He Irish government won't says because feature arrangements. What does that mean? We're talking about technology in twenty nine PM. So you can see that for the reaction in the market today. Starting just basically plunged as the fact that we're back to square one, right? It's really nothing need here. And there's headlines from European Union spokesmen who saying withdrawal deal, the backstop will not be renegotiated saying that the EU also stands ready to consider a Brexit delay withdrawal deal only way to ensure orderly exit. So we're hearing from the EU, right? There's so many different parties that are involved in this process, as we know, and there are steps in formalities at the same time as you said tick tock that marks deadlines getting closer and closer. Right. And we were expecting the European Commission to put out this statement immediately after because they want to send a very clear message the divorce deal the withdrawal agreement if you will cannot be touched. And that is clear is Dan against Asians have vanished, and the eyes of the opinion leaders and the European Commission, and I wanna point out because it's interesting. See how the market has somehow just assumed that there will be a deal. No deal is just not possible and prime minister may just said I wanted to steal. But again, and Brussels music actually sounds very different. They would tell you or no deal by accident is actually a possibility will continue to play this game. Ready? Nothing changes. And we put things to vote that either don't fly in London would just you simply cannot be accepted in Brussels. And so Marie. We also point out. We've been trying to follow this alongside you and the general consensus from our top live blog that's been looking at this. Is that a tree Somme overall? Did ultimately come out. Okay. From all of these votes because there were a number of amendments that would have dramatically changed the trajectory of this. As you say, it looks like she at least has a path toward renegotiation of some sort. It feels like one of the big questions here is going to be will there be a delay? Right. I think to your question was a good night for prime Minister Mate. Before conservative party, would certainly not in the eyes of Brussels Beck is again, she's seized extent article which they thought she would do by now. So and is the European officials and everyone in Brussels, the default option is that if you don't have a deal, and you don't for many ask for an extension and only the UK can do this you cross out in March twenty nine. That's it's that simple. All right. Fascinating Maria today are thank you so much in Brussels for Bloomberg news getting us up to speed on the Brexit vote. Once again, another Brexit vote on this Tuesday. You are listening to Bloomberg BusinessWeek quick check on the markets for you. We've just got about nine minutes to go in today's trading session right now, the S and P five hundred it is down about six and a half points bouncing around a little bit today. The Dow Jones industrial average a gain of thirty points up one tenth of one percent. The NASDAQ it is the underperformer it is down about sixty three points for a loss of nine tenths of a percent. We've got the closing bell coming your way in. Just a moment. This is Bloomberg..

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"european commission" Discussed on Techdirt

Techdirt

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"european commission" Discussed on Techdirt

"And I kept thinking about that and thinking artificial tells its first of all ninety percent of the use cases have nothing to do with all the good things they want you're talking about things like flying airplanes or driving cars or building a better factory things or solving healthcare problems were none of those issues matter, but they're focused on a few things. Like facial recognition doesn't identify African American faces. Well, and you know, that's the there's an example that they always give or letting people out of prisoner putting them in prisoner stopping people for security risks could be racist or sexist or whatever or because of the problems in France, recently, everybody has to be served. So they're all very focused on the problems. And my question to the group. It was chafe on house rules, which. As you're not allowed to quote, anybody. But I will quote myself to the entire group was you spent the day talking about this about all the ways you have to regulate it. But you do realize that none of this. Most of this has nothing to do with. How will be used number one? And number two, China is out there with none of these privacy restrictions with you know, one point four billion people and millions of engineers focused on solving these problems in an incredibly, yes, there's a copying culture a little bit. But it's getting better. But they're all entrepreneurial enter trying to figure out commercial ways of exploiting anything. They will be. They're way ahead of us. And we are going to non-competitive direction and the European regulators that are pushing this whole approach are the same ones that gave us these incredibly choking restrictions on the internet like the right to be forgotten and GDP are which is choking many, many small companies, not necessarily large ones is just a cost, but for small companies are stopping to do business. So they're going out of business in Europe. And it's basically restricting. The ability to use data in a way, which will serve customers very positively which reminded me of a conference. I was at just a few months ago, the Hague focusing on the internet and sitting at a table where the European Commission who Commissioner that pushed this whole GDP are was said I spent three years in and now we've regulated the world because it's extraterritorial toll is now we're going to regulate a because we have to do the same thing to a what we've done to to privacy as like, oh my gosh. And I'm sitting there with these two people from Africa and Latin America, and and they said, oh my gosh. This is the biggest first world problem. There is we love our access to data. We love the ability to go online and do searches we love the ability, Facebook, and these other products out there. This is a first world problem privacy. We're trying to get information. We're trying to eat. We're trying to communicate and he's technologies miracles for us and you want to raise their cost or take them away for us because you're concerned about privacy when you're hungry privacy's irrelevant when you're sick or dying. From a disease it could be cured privacy's irrelevant. When thirty thousand people in the United States are getting killed by car accidents every year privacy's a little less important a car, then it would would be another environments like the home. So by view of the world is let's have some reasonable discussions. Let's recognize that there's some situations where privacy is less important somewhere. It's more important, and let's be reasonable in our approach to privacy. And I don't want the US to go. The way of Europe, we have, you know, five or six times, a number of of truly innovative company is one of the ways we define that is we look at the number of unicorns per population. And frankly, China in the US or killing Europe and Europe has gone the wrong way in so many different things. And I don't want the US to become like Europe. Yeah. One of the incredible things to me is how much it it feels like Europe has decided that that they have to regulate things to to the point that no bad can never happen and trying to prevent bad means you end up throwing out a ridiculous amount of good stuff in the process..

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"european commission" Discussed on Techdirt

Techdirt

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"european commission" Discussed on Techdirt

"And I kept thinking about that and thinking artificial tells its first of all ninety percent of the use cases have nothing to do with all the good things they want you're talking about things like flying airplanes or driving cars or building a better factory things or solving healthcare problems were none of those issues matter, but they're focused on a few things. Like facial recognition doesn't identify African American faces. Well, and you know, that's the there's an example that they always give or letting people out of prisoner putting them in prisoner stopping people for security risks could be racist or sexist or whatever or because of the problems in France, recently, everybody has to be served. So they're all very focused on the problems. And my question to the group. It was chafe on house rules, which. As you're not allowed to quote, anybody. But I will quote myself to the entire group was you spent the day talking about this about all the ways you have to regulate it. But you do realize that none of this. Most of this has nothing to do with. How will be used number one? And number two, China is out there with none of these privacy restrictions with you know, one point four billion people and millions of engineers focused on solving these problems in an incredibly, yes, there's a copying culture a little bit. But it's getting better. But they're all entrepreneurial enter trying to figure out commercial ways of exploiting anything. They will be. They're way ahead of us. And we are going to non-competitive direction and the European regulators that are pushing this whole approach are the same ones that gave us these incredibly choking restrictions on the internet like the right to be forgotten and GDP are which is choking many, many small companies, not necessarily large ones is just a cost, but for small companies are stopping to do business. So they're going out of business in Europe. And it's basically restricting. The ability to use data in a way, which will serve customers very positively which reminded me of a conference. I was at just a few months ago, the Hague focusing on the internet and sitting at a table where the European Commission who Commissioner that pushed this whole GDP are was said I spent three years in and now we've regulated the world because it's extraterritorial toll is now we're going to regulate a because we have to do the same thing to a what we've done to to privacy as like, oh my gosh. And I'm sitting there with these two people from Africa and Latin America, and and they said, oh my gosh. This is the biggest first world problem. There is we love our access to data. We love the ability to go online and do searches we love the ability, Facebook, and these other products out there. This is a first world problem privacy. We're trying to get information. We're trying to eat. We're trying to communicate and he's technologies miracles for us and you want to raise their cost or take them away for us because you're concerned about privacy when you're hungry privacy's irrelevant when you're sick or dying. From a disease it could be cured privacy's irrelevant. When thirty thousand people in the United States are getting killed by car accidents every year privacy's a little less important a car, then it would would be another environments like the home. So by view of the world is let's have some reasonable discussions. Let's recognize that there's some situations where privacy is less important somewhere. It's more important, and let's be reasonable in our approach to privacy. And I don't want the US to go. The way of Europe, we have, you know, five or six times, a number of of truly innovative company is one of the ways we define that is we look at the number of unicorns per population. And frankly, China in the US or killing Europe and Europe has gone the wrong way in so many different things. And I don't want the US to become like Europe. Yeah. One of the incredible things to me is how much it it feels like Europe has decided that that they have to regulate things to to the point that no bad can never happen and trying to prevent bad means you end up throwing out a ridiculous amount of good stuff in the process..

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"european commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:36 min | 2 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"That. Clarification county. Something that we've debated. We've debated all these things on between me, and you issues of identity, and this conversation's Arctic in place. Yes. Diversity? Absolutely. And fascinating. It is as well. Let's get the sports news now though with nothing I'll sing it. If you like here's what we know about the agreement announced by Floyd Mayweather that with mixed martial arts company called region. Fighting federation is going to be in a ring with twenty year old tension, Nacro Sala who's supposed to kick boxer and fighter. And it'll happen on New Year's Eve that is about it. We don't know under what rule Selby fighting. We don't know. What waits? We're talking about. We don't know about the use of gloves. We don't know how many rounds we don't know where it'll happen. How much it's gonna cost who is paying Floyd or tension or anybody else and how much the money is going to be worth. So it's an awful lot of questions that still to be answered the only thing I can tell you beyond what I just explained that. We know already is that it will generate an awful lot of interest and therefore an awful lot of cash. Mattie. Thank you now businesses next and Italy remains on a collision course with Brussels over its budget plans soup ping Chan joins us from the business desk. Sue Italian growth is down unemployment up and its debt is colossal. Is there a way out? Well, the short answer is. Yes carney. But the medicine that needs to be prescribed his different depending on who you ask. If you ask the Italian government. They say we need to spend more to end poverty in their word. So they want to introduce the basic income for the unemployed. They wanna cut taxes and they want to scrap plans higher. Retirement ages, Brussels on the other hand says this is not a recipe for at least in the long term, and it will only increase the debt, which as you say, it's colossal. It's rejected its budget plans and has given them to next Tuesday to come up with a plan B and B. So what's next? Well finance ministers from the euro zone. We'll meet later today where they're expected to back Brussels and the European Commission in its rejection of the budget, but Rome is showing no sign. Signs of backing down Luigi Demayo. He's the head of the five star movement, which is one half of the ruling coalition told the financial times that not only spending measures were needed. But he said on the European countries should copy them to end, a sturdy Nikola Nabala is an economist at Oxford economics in Milan, he told me why the budget row between Italy in Brussels who's far from being resolved. We don't expect anything to change in terms of budget negotiation between Italy and European Commission. We were seeing these standoff we continue equally as until the next week's to submit our allies otherwise budget, but given voting intentions remain in turmoil electoral support from the citizen to the government. Widow city government changing or backtracking from his previous announcements regarding the budget for next year. Our view is that all. Only a fool we're going to see an escalation in financial markets and all these scalpels with some dropping voting's report, then we might seem some change your from from the Goldman took about voting intentions remaining high. We saw a load of growth figures out last week when in fact, no growth from Italy. It's stagnated in the third quarter. We seen a contraction in its manufacturing sector. How'd you think public support will react to a slowing economy while at some point they react negatively to the government? But only if they realized that is the government fold. There was a lot of discussion on Italy about these this figure, but the current government managed to pass the message that it wasn't entirely is fault is a poor figuring Q free were also coming from external factors such as a showdown in Germany. Cetera. So if the citizen believe this story, which to be perfectly honest is is in part through than the effect on the government. Not be muscle. So no in inside there for this budget row that was Niccolo nobly Oxford economics in Milan sill. Thank you. To Australia next, an underwater robot is to be used for the first time to plant baby corals to part of a stray is Great Barrier. Reef scarred by mass bleaching, scientists plan to collect hundreds of millions of coral spun off the Queensland city of cans in the coming weeks..

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"european commission" Discussed on Inside Europe

Inside Europe

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Inside Europe

"Clearly hope it could soon be time to redraw. It. Rub. Cameron d-w prog Keith Walker in Bonn, Germany. This is inside Europe that has just six months to go until the next elections to the European parliament. That's the us directly elected legislative chamber candidate Sabine on the European campaign trail, particularly those kind of with their eye on replacing JEAN CLAUDE younger as European Commission. President Europe's gay and lesbian voters are being targeted by centrist politicians. That's because a growing number of gay people find themselves attracted to Europe's onto immigration far. Right. Dave Keating traveled to the annual conference of the international lesbian and gay association in Brussels on find e you politicians hard as work courting, the pink vote when you won't be to agree with you you need to have the conversation. You need eyeball. You need to talk to them. There's help abodes Tennyson. This year's annual conference of Ilga, the international association advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. The summit. This gear is taking place in Brussels. The capital and the activists are discussing how to get out the gay vote in next year's European parliament election. They're worried about the rising power of Europe's far. Right. And so they've invited some high profile centrist politicians to their conference this year in order to talk about their strategy for getting out the vote and the politicians are trying to convince the attendees that their parties deserve that gave oats get into the country. That does not make us next of kin in hospital that during a political town the audience members of the parliament about some of the EU issues that affect them the most such as the ability to move with their same sex spouse and sold..

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"european commission" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly

Pocket Now Weekly

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Pocket Now Weekly

"Play store and whatnot has been detecting app. Toyed as a risk to the users devices, and some cases has uninstalled the app or has made it very at the very least has made it very very hard to download apps from outweighed for the sake, it is alleged of Harvard competition and afterward has said that it has affected at least two point two billion daily active users, which it has lost. The will we're gonna have to see what happens at this point to Google, which is already facing a whole bunch of European Commission year. Yep. Five exactly. So I want to know what your take is. He K. I mean, so I you have to look at it from both sides. Right. So from one end you have to look at it from the the app store, right or the play store versus there are other apple or other stores that you can get -application Trump. So there's the other apps, but for the most part Google has never gone directly after other app stores it essentially, it hasn't tried to infringe on them being not only side loaded is you're downloading them directly. You're not downloading them direct from the Google play store. But it's the I think it has the tie into the whole replay, protect, right? It's a service that they're trying to say that this protects your device give you a security from Google. And they're saying look you're bringing in at the store that's going to be able to download applications that are not verified by us. So we can't guarantee them. And I think that's where it should stop. It should not go into the point of saying, look, we're going to remove for you. And not only that we're going to make it very hard for you to use. So I like the ruling I like the fact that it's allowing third party application store. To reside and actually function as a as a normal thing to update applications push notifications and stuff like that. And I hope that this does not give Google the permission to say. Okay. Well, you know, we're not going to be able to protect your device if you can download things from third party application stores, and that's not true. You need to know what you're downloading..

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"european commission" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"The Nike three PC mecha- rob KENDALL in for the chicks thank you so much for joining us and President Trump as he. So. Often does got emperor himself wins again yes this time on trade striking deal with. The EU to work. Towards, eliminating tariffs altogether here were his comments listen we will also work to, reduce, barriers and, increased trade in services. Chemicals pharmaceuticals medical products as well. As soybeans soy beans is, a big deal And the European Union. Is going to start almost immediately To buy a lotta soybeans air tremendous market by a. Lot of soybeans from our farmers. In, the midwest primarily so I thank you for that John, my things change in an instant and by the way John Claude that the president was referring to, is indeed? A John Claude Juncker, the European Commission? President isn't it, it gives an incredible isn't it incredible how once again Donald Trump Was smarter than, everyone else It this guy in like what a week in a week or whatever it was has seemingly fixed a problem that politicians presidents firm across, the, political spectrum have said well there's nothing. We can do about it fro regeneration Clinton Bush Obama Wow And there's nothing we can do about it just the way it is. Guy Been here a. Year and a half problem, solve it just shows how stupid how absolutely stupid many of these politicians are and it's not just these high profile guys that we see It's across the spectrum it's across the board. It's not just sound like a broken. Record but it's why we can't fix our roads without a giant tax, increase here in Indiana we don't have very. Bright people making the decisions we have very calculating people making decisions we have. People who, care deeply about their political survival making. The decisions but we don't have for the most part now there's something to say there's not some very bright people at elected office there are there, are Charleston as. Someone who served I can, tell you they were hard to find the lack of creativity The lack of insight the lack of foresight. From most politicians is scary and it's. Why for president after president for a generation or something we could do, the free trade it's the way it is. It just the way it is and then Trump comes out so we're going. To do, oh my gosh you're gonna ruin the. Economy you're going to take the economy farming everywhere will cease to exist Now here we go we're working together other the tariffs that have been enacted for the. Most part are going to, be suspended we're, going to work together we're. Going to get this problem solved we're going to have fair trade In America it doesn't mean. We're, against free trade those of us. Who supported the president's sport what. He's doing we're for. Fair trade which. Means we have a lot to offer we are the grand prize we're the chick everybody. Wants to take to prom. Yeah there was always that one chick. Everybody wanted to take to prom And you know what she. Got to go with whoever she wanted. And she got to make the rules you, know she wasn't. Wasn't dating the five, seven hundred thirty five pound nerd from the. Av club no offensive that's. You she was. Dating the captain football team whose. Parents, had all the money and could. Take him in the Hummer limo That's us we are the check. Who should. Get to. Dictate the terms because we're the hottest chick that everybody wants to go with and President Trump treating us like that And I'll be darned Worked.

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"european commission" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Opponents series not a robot which is why she's she's not even an ai she's a computer program you could put syria into a robot body though probably it's going to be the series of the world they're going to get going to be their individual rights are going to be challenged before the robots before the burger flipper who knows something like that is going to happen because it may not be long before the burger flipper is given a personality or something like that or whatever but either way or you're going to have the the cleaning robot you already have the roomba right so the little round robot that bumps around and kind of cleans up things it's not the smartest thing in the world so rosie the robot made from the jets that files for her rights right that's the idea so rosie's tired of being worked to the bone and she says hey i can think i've got rights i should have rights universal basic income filing a lawsuit so here's the story here europe according to cnn tech is thinking about giving advanced robots rights and responsibilities many experts say that's a terrible idea the european parliament passed a resolution last year that envisions a special legal status of electronic persons for the most sophisticated autonomous robots the proposal is being considered by the european commission europe's top regulator more than one hundred and fifty experts in robotics artificial intelligence law missile science and ethics have weighed into the debate on thursday this was just a couple of weeks ago by the way with a clear warning against such a move in an open letter to the european commission they said the proposals appear to be influenced more by science fiction than the real world the lawmakers argue that giving advanced robots legal status would make it possible to hold machines to account for any damage they may cause mady delvaux the parliamentarian who drafted the proposal was not available to comment on the letter the european commission is working on an initiative on artificial intelligence will will be presented at the end of this month quote artificial intelligence can bring major benefits to our society and economy but it also raises questions for example related to the impact of a on our society in the future of work said commission spokesperson experts said the parliament's proposal could allow manufacturers programmers and owners of robots to.

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"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"That some of the largest automobile production facilities of the european auto makers are actually located in the united states states they've got plants in alabama south carolina tennessee and that they assemble what about a third of the german cars that are sold in the united states plus all the exported automobiles one of the main argument oh the european union that doddie brooke picture knees don't hurt x porter likely you in the case but they also care to that the global and also the american kono me and ah as they tried to make an appointment with these i mean th they retaliate shown in this case we'll have an impact on key to public and of course the users for example where where motorbikes like hadley david some that are produced though in wisconsin all sean uh betterball m and their plans for a topic some backbone and we we definitely had the kentucky so they want to make a point that leash there will be no wieners either spot the continuous uh and that the two economies the european and the us economy adding to connect that so the question now he's what putin donald trump do so nikos ki skin color uh about who at the european union is driving this sort of titfortat proposals that we've had that we've received it could european commission basically there the continent's two twenty eight member states have outsourced data they didn't diet today deport you see to the brusselsbased european commission the bloc's executive bottom so it's not jetta money it's not crohn's uh eight the european commission of course uh the commission uh contracts with member states especially with the big ones uh germany found seethed telling the uk on the on these plans and so we have no indications that any of the member stage of the eu bowls these plans that all on board they know that uh trump's plans will care a european needed these and they i think i've decided to to the ioc now the question of course is what will happen if trump effort that escalates spot for example that you're going to have to say that he may impose tariffs on a on imports of european cars in that to gauge the prospect of a who lau uh of an allout trade war cannot completely excludes just quickly in any of this the resolved in the rules of the.

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"european commission" Discussed on Chips with Everything

Chips with Everything

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Chips with Everything

"Most important of which is lobbying corporate lobbying so companies like gugel whereas maybe five years ago weren't even lobbying today google is the top law bureau of the european commission so they're spending millions and millions to influence public policy makers and it's not just lobbying we have revolving doors soaked today i might be working at the european commission where you know my task is to protect the rights of european citizens let's say that's what it should be and navient two years time i'm working at the corporations that i'm supposed to be protecting the citizens from the corporation's up supposed to be regulating so maybe i'm regulating google at the european commission today two years time i'm working today the commission has decided to find gugel two point four billion euros for breaching eu antitrust rules we have co regulations so sank to google hey come to the table google tell us how should we regulate you and your life we have a couple of ideas about how we should be regulated on privacy unless we can remove the influence of corporate financing public policy we're not going to be able to regulate effectively and so it's actually quite surprising positively surprising for me to see legislation like the gdp our general data protection regulation coming into effect and the eprivacy regulation that's at the european parliament.

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"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Your financial services have to be part of our relationship with the european union because there such a launch an important part of our economy an an we can operate without taskforcing through some kind of enhanced equivalence regime but it has to be a regime that is robust and that he's objectively determined it can't be something that is dependent on the win mm all of the european commission is going to be more robust than what what would it exactly look like can we find out and equivalent equivalence is fine so long as equivalence is objectively assessed not politically determined to right but how again in the framework for that is what we have to negotiate with the european union book the case financial services sectors is larger than the rest of the european union's put together so we you know we have some negociating white in this discussion on my hope we will be able to come to a sensible solution that recognizes the challenges has an architecture of regulatory and supervisory cooperation which makes both sides feel comfortable and allows european union real economy companies to gain the benefits of access to eu case financial services market that was the uk chancellor philip hammond's man speaking to bluish frothy lycra all right let's get the world national news for that we go to mark israel's marcus smart at least two people were killed this morning when a commuter train derailed in northern italy thousands of others were injured in the accident at least ten of them seriously the train derailed at a station on the outskirts of milan with two calls peeling off the rails and coming to rest at an angle rescue crews helped to passengers escape as train traffic into and out all of italy's financial capital stopped for hours you as president trump says he's willing to talk under oath to special counsel robert muller as part of the probe into russian election meddling speaking at the white house trump indicated the meeting could happen soon but i would love to do would you can look at it i have to say subject to my moore's at all of that meanwhile trump has also warned turkey not to expand its military offensive against us backed kurdish fighters in syria the us president spoke to his turkish counterpart wretched type 2 on warning that such action could lead to direct conflict with us forces but heir.

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"european commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"The european commission is to investigate the tax arrangements of the world's largest furniture retailer i kia in particular the commission says it wants to check if ikea's tax affairs breach eu rules on state aid to find out more i spoke to our business reporter jonty bloom reason the european commission is looking at this is because it doesn't so much concern itself with the different tax regimes of each member country but what it does worry about is if the tax system is only exploitable boy multinationals which can afford to sets up the kinds of schemes of their kia has and put this in context the all highstreet retailer you high highstreet store which sells furniture and his own by a family is going to have a great deal of problem competing with i care on price and advertising on all is kind of other issues and the european commission says if also has a special tax break which that local firm can't take advantage of that so unfair but it is any one party of i care that's being investigated here isn't it yes what has happened is the netherlands for historical reasons has a very low tax on royalties and what i kid doesn't it sets up a division in the netherlands and that's part of the company owns all the rule to ease the name the marketing all those kind of things the the different brands and so on and each other part of the eye care empire the stores have to pay a certain amount of money every year to use those rights it's very complicated but what it basically means is they are moving a lot of their revenue into a place where perfectly legally they pay less tax on it is available to everybody else far from pain the first multinational to fall foul of the european commission in this way said no and the european commission for me quite pleased that this one is originally a swedish company because they've been accused of only basically investigating american giants in the past so famously they've looked at amazon they looked at mcdonald's and i think the most famous cases apple which was moving an awful lot of its european sales through island which has a very low tax rate.

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"european commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"The european commission is to investigate the tax arrangements of the world's largest furniture retailer i kia in particular the commission says it wants to check if ikea's tax affairs breach eu rules on state aid to find out more i spoke to our business reporter jonty bloom reason the european commission is looking at this is because it doesn't so much concern itself with the different tax regimes of each member country but what it does worry about is if the tax system is only exploitable boy multinationals which can afford to sets up the kinds of schemes of their kia has and put this in context the all highstreet retailer you high highstreet store which sells furniture and his own by a family is going to have a great deal of problem competing with i care on price and advertising on all is kind of other issues and the european commission says if also has a special tax break which that local firm can't take advantage of that so unfair but it is any one party of i care that's being investigated here isn't it yes what has happened is the netherlands for historical reasons has a very low tax on royalties and what i kid doesn't it sets up a division in the netherlands and that's part of the company owns all the rule to ease the name the marketing all those kind of things the the different brands and so on and each other part of the eye care empire the stores have to pay a certain amount of money every year to use those rights it's very complicated but what it basically means is they are moving a lot of their revenue into a place where perfectly legally they pay less tax on it is available to everybody else far from pain the first multinational to fall foul of the european commission in this way said no and the european commission for me quite pleased that this one is originally a swedish company because they've been accused of only basically investigating american giants in the past so famously they've looked at amazon they looked at mcdonald's and i think the most famous cases apple which was moving an awful lot of its european sales through island which has a very low tax rate.

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"european commission" Discussed on Mac OS Ken

Mac OS Ken

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Mac OS Ken

"That is the fifteen point two billion dollars that ireland doesn't want that apple doesn't wanna pay but that the european commission says ireland has to collect because it gave apple to good attacked steal a few decades ago the quoting to the report the government and apple will jointly appointed custodian to hold the money to be deposited by the iphone maker the finance ministry said in an emailed statement the funds will be held in escrow pending appeals by apple and ireland which could take years one or more investment managers will also be hired to manage the money so apple in ireland are appealing the ruling but apple has to go ahead and pay the money anyway is the european commission under the impression that apples not good for it or that it won't have fifteen point two billion dollars a few years from now should apple lose at appeal that's confusing thing number one confusing thing number two is the part where investment managers will manage the money i get that it's practically criminal to let fifteen point two billion dollars sit in a pile doing nothing at the very least it could be earning interest but if apple wins does it get the proceeds of whatever earnings to fifteen point two billion dollars bring in well in the care of the investment managers could apples sue arguing that in its care the fifteen point two billion would brought in more and finally what if the investment managers managed to lose some of the fifteen point two billion dollars rather than earning with it.

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"european commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"european commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Services provided by rivals on nought and in fact they often fall as low as page four and nobody really ghost page for on a on a search website it just doesn't tend to happen and the commission says that not only is google deliberately promoting its own services in some cases it's deliberately downgrading rival services and pushing them down the rankings so says this amounts to an abuse of google dominant position in the search market in order to favour its price comparison service i need a huge fine it is the largest find the european commission has ever imposed on a single company for competition infringements so yes it's a very big find is not the maximum the commission could impose based on google is worldwide turnover it could have imposed a fine of up to nine billion euros even so it's very big it's rather larger than most people were expecting and it's pretty clear that what the commission's trying to do here is send out a very strong signal not just to google but to other companies as well and it's saying that the european commission as europe's competition regulator is not going to be put off taking on even the biggest and most powerful operators and you said they sending out a strong message cannot a big tech giants expect to be pursued as well if the commission thinks the thera guilty of competition infringements then yes this isn't the first time the commission has done this if you think back ten years ago we're talking about microsoft and how it was bundling things like microsoft explorer into its windows operating system and there was an awful lot of discussion at that point about the wisdom of the commission targeting us tech giant whether it was biased against american companies and so on on what we're seeing now is something very similar that was theo leggatt our business reporter and gugel has said it's reviewing the commission's decision and considering an appeal.

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