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Margrethe Vestager

Conditional EC clearance for Broadcom VMware deal

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed $61 billion (€57bn) acquisition of enterprise software provider VMware by software solutions specialist  Broadcom. The approval is conditional upon full compliance with the commitments offered by Broadcom. The decision follows an in-depth investigation of the proposed acquisition. The Commission’s investigation The Commission’s preliminary market […]

July 13, 2023By Colin Mann

EC unveils Gigabit connectivity initiatives

The European Commission has presented a set of actions aimed to make Gigabit connectivity available to all citizens and businesses across the EU by 2030, in line with the objectives of Europe’s Digital Decade, and to enable the transformation of the connectivity sector in the EU. The initiatives on Connectivity consist of: First, the Commission […]

February 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Union urges EC approval of Microsoft-Activision merger

Ahead of the European Commission’s closed-door hearing on the Microsoft-Activision merger in Brussels, Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton has sent a letter to Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, urging her to consider seriously the positive impact the merger could have on the video game labour market, as workers […]

February 21, 2023By Colin Mann

EC to probe Microsoft/Activision Blizzard deal

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed acquisition may reduce competition in the markets for the distribution of console and PC video games and for PC operating systems. The deal is already […]

November 10, 2022By Colin Mann

Free mobile roaming continues for EU travellers

The European Commission has welcomed the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and EU Member States on the new Roaming Regulation. The new regulation will prolong until 2032 the existing system whereby citizens cannot be subject to extra charges for calls or data used while travelling within the EU and it will also bring […]

December 9, 2021By Colin Mann

GIGAEurope expresses tech trust concerns

Following the EURACTIV-GIGAEurope Digital Debate ‘Trust in the Digital Decade’ on June 21st, GIGAEurope has called for governments, industry and civil society to intensify their partnership to ensure that the next phase of technology-driven transformation is human-centred, inclusive and sustainable. GIGAEurope is a trade body that brings together private operators who build, operate and invest […]

June 22, 2021

EC calls for 5G connectivity and cooperation

The European Commission is taking further steps in the Digital Decade agenda to strengthen Europe’s digital sovereignty, as announced by President Ursula von der Leyen in her State of the Union address on September 16th. The Commission has published a Recommendation calling Member States to boost investment in very high-capacity broadband connectivity infrastructure, including 5G, […]

September 18, 2020