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Fighting Google: Europe Eyes Digital Agenda to Better Compete with the US
Der Spiegel ^ | July 01, 2014 05:51 PM | Frank Dohmen and Christoph Pauly

Posted on 07/01/2014 4:11:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Jean-Claude Juncker, the next head of the European Commission, plans to implement a new digital strategy for the Continent. Europe, he believes, needs to become better equipped to defend itself from the US and Asia. […]

Part of Juncker’s agenda will be to ensure that Europe challenges market abuse by American Internet giants with greater self-confidence. More important, however, will be for the EU to start cleaning up its own backyard.

Juncker wants to take advantage of a broad consensus among European politicians to put enough muscle in the EU’s digital market that European companies can stand up to competition from the United States and Asia in the longer term. “We could create additional growth of €500 billion ($684 billion) and several hundred thousand jobs in Europe,” the former Luxembourg prime minster says. …

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: digitalagenda; eu; eussr; google; jeanclaudejuncker
I wonder how many “secret, dark debates” he attended to get this even to this stage.
1 posted on 07/01/2014 4:11:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“Europe, he believes, needs to become better equipped to defend itself from the US and Asia.”

Tin foil poisoning. Over time the tin foil absorbs into your scalp and right into the brain.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 4:16:01 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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Europe is Socialist and trending to Communist therefore they will not be able to excel or compete without changing the laws to drag down the competitors to their basement level of competence.


3 posted on 07/01/2014 4:31:29 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Operation of Government Motors vehicles may be hazardous to your health)
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To: Olog-hai

This is at least the umpteenth time Europe has declared digital war on the U.S. during the last 25 years. You know, raising big pots of taxpayer money to “invest” in high tech innovation, etc. Funny thing though. Not a farthing of this EU moola has ever brought about a single iota of EU digital/electronic innovation (well, except a skunks work project at CERN that came up with the HTTP protocol of course, but even here the U.S. invented the browser). Innovation is not something you can issue an RFP for, especially with government funding.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 5:00:01 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Olog-hai

Voila, le Airbus digital!


5 posted on 07/01/2014 6:21:59 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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