EPP Chairman tells tech giants that Europe should act smart

PATRICK SEEGER

Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament Manfred Weber said: “Europe should no longer act as a fire extinguisher but as a smart global player. It is our objective that the European Union asserts itself as a community of values in an unsecure world. This would be the only way for Europe to stay competitive, also in a digital world,”

The Chairman of the European People’s Party (EPP), Manfred Weber, made a three-day visit in the Silicon Valley, in California.


Europe should act as a smart global player, EPP Chairman Manfred Weber said during his talks with the Google, Facebook and Amazon representatives in California, US.

According to an EPP press release, Weber met in Silicon Valley with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and with representatives of Facebook, Amazon and Uber. According to the press release, Weber discussed about the antitrust case against Google but he also broadened the agenda and discussed about the financial models of the high-tech indus...


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