Margrethe Vestager

Europe is not afraid to regulate Big Tech. EU Competition Commissioner Vestager explains why.


The struggle between tech companies and government regulators continues. In many ways, Europe is ahead of policing high-tech companies.

A pro-union demonstration organised by the Catalan Civil Society organisation makes its way through the streets of Barcelona, Spain October 8, 2017.

As Spain sinks further into instability, the EU remains mute

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Supporters of Austrian far right Freedom Party (FPOe) presidential candidate Norbert Hofer hold images of his face in Vienna, Austria.

The European Union may be fragile, but it’s not cracking up just yet

Hungarian women leave voting booths at a polling station during a referendum on European Union migrant quotas in Veresegyhaz, Hungary, on Oct. 2.

Not all Hungarians back their leader’s campaign against Muslim migrants

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Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May speaks during her Conservative party leadership campaign at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in Birmingham, England, on July 11.

Theresa May is about to become Britain’s next prime minister

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Demonstrators take part in a protest on Tuesday aimed at showing London's solidarity with the European Union after the UK voted to dump the club.

I’m British and Spanish. I feel kicked out of myself.


It was always comforting to think that I could escape to the UK if Spain became particularly unbearable. Now it turns out that the UK has escaped from me.

Nigel Farage (left) checks his watch during the first EU Summit in Brussels after the Brexit vote. Boris Johnson (right) leave his home in London. June 28, 2016.

Nigel and Boris: The blokes who made this Brexit happen

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There are some names we’ll hear a lot about over the coming months and years. Two men who arguably had the biggest impact in pulling off Brexit are Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage. Who are they?

The leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, Nigel Farage, in Brussels

Brexiteer to Brussels: ‘You’re not laughing now, are you?’

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Politicians in Brussels are trying to pick up the pieces of the EU after Britain’s vote to leave. And the European Commission’s president replied to the staunch Brexit campaigner, “Why are you here?”

Jean-Claude Juncker welcomes Nigel Farage

From Brussels, Brexit looks a lot like Kabuki theater

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Britain will not leave Europe. It just won’t happen. The entire drama should be looked at as a giant hoax.

A man carries an EU flag after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Downing Street in London.

Historian: Brexit vote was ‘unnecessary act of self-harm’

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“There’s a lot of talk of healing in Britain this morning, and I’m afraid I don’t believe in healing at this particular moment — I believe in fighting.”