The European Commission wants to impose a universal charger on smartphone manufacturers. This very old project is about to bear fruit: “we are at home “, confirms on Monday, September 20, Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the Commission, the environmental guest of franceinfo.
“This kind of standard is the kind of thing one should expect from Europe.” Appreciation responsible the cars “aSeeing a universal charger, regardless of our phone brand, will simplify a lot of things and save resources.”. Moreover, Marguerite Vestager trusts to be in her place.”A box full of magazines of all kinds (…) NSSome still serve, others no longer serve and have become obsolete.”
The noose is narrowing, in Europe, on the digital giants. Margrethe Vestager sets out the timeline for implementing these new rules (Digital Markets Act): “I sincerely hope that this will be possible during the French Presidency of the European Union.”in the first half of 2022.
The Competition Commissioner considers that “This is an urgent matter.”Because the competition is distorted:Other fledgling companies should have a chance to measure themselves.” for these giants. “As a competition commissioner, I’ve already had three issues on Google”She continues, also citing issues involving Amazon and Apple.
Tensions did not subside after Australia cut its giant contract with Naval Group in favor of a partnership with the United States.It’s a huge disappointment.”, replied the Vice-President of the Commission.
Europe must learn a lesson from this, according to Marguerite Vestager: “It would be better for us and our partners globally if we invest more in defense and innovation, while also working together to combat hybrid threats.”. She adds:We need to be able to do more ourselves and be more solid.”.
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