Margrethe Vestager
age: 49 years
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Commissioner for Competition
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Nationality: DK
Party: ALDE
Gender: F
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Vestager: Bayer-Monsanto deal must preserve digital farming

Monday, February 12, 2018 08:48:00 AM

Bayer needs to ensure that a merger with rival Monsanto does not stifle competition in digital farming, the European Union’s Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told a German newspaper on Saturday (10 February). Bayer’s $63.5 billion (€51.7bn) takeover of US Monsanto, announced in 2016, is....
European Commission rules against developers in challenge to Nama building homes

Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:15:00 PM

EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager: Nama’s activities did not breach EU rules Developers accused the of missing the point after Brussels ruled against their challenge to the Government decision to allow State assets agency Nama to fund house building.
Vestager to critics: We’re not trying to be superheroes

Thursday, January 25, 2018 06:16:00 PM

Margrethe Vestager hit back Thursday against criticism that she was going overboard in trying to make markets fair, arguing that her investigators had no intention of behaving like “superheroes.” “It’s not our job to rush around looking for people to rescue, getting involved in anything that looks....
European Commission finds NAMA did not breach EU rules in State Aid case

Thursday, January 25, 2018 02:00:00 PM

The Commission was assessing whether NAMA benefited from illegal State aid and whether it granted undue advantages to certain property developers. "We have carefully looked at allegations that NAMA's activities would distort competition in the Irish property development market," Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said.
Qualcomm fined €1bn for illegal Apple payments

Thursday, January 25, 2018 05:35:00 AM

T he European Commission has fined the microchip company Qualcomm €997m (£869m) for a sweetheart deal with Apple that rewarded the iPhone maker for exclusively using Qualcomm's mobile network chips. Margrethe Vestager, the EU Competition Commissioner, said Qualcomm had effectively paid Apple....
Tue Feb 20 21:44:24 +0000 2018
Europe vs Silicon Valley: behind enemy lines with the woman deciding Google's fate
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Tue Feb 20 21:21:04 +0000 2018
Oracle and Naspers' stealth lobbying fight against Google
Tue Feb 20 20:27:12 +0000 2018
"Competition law is about things that have been around since Adam and Eve; it’s about greed and fear and power." -…
Tom Kiedrowski retweeted
Tue Feb 20 19:17:42 +0000 2018
Two of the world’s largest tech companies control a nonprofit group that is the main complainant in a landmark European…
Tue Feb 20 17:28:37 +0000 2018
Oracle and Naspers' stealth lobbying fight against Google l Politico