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  1. Google fined by EU: After record $5 billion fine, European Union’s Margrethe Vestager says she likes US

Google fined by EU: After record $5 billion fine, European Union’s Margrethe Vestager says she likes US

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she "very much liked" the United States, countering a reported remark by President Donald Trump that she "hated" the country because of her antitrust actions against U.S. firms.

By: | Brussels | Updated: July 19, 2018 11:19 AM
google fined by eu, google gets fined by eu, google fined by eu commission, google eu fine, google eu fine appeal, google eu user consent policy, google, sundar pichai The U.S. president told Vestager’s boss, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, “your tax lady, she hates the U.S.”, according to summit participants.

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she “very much liked” the United States, countering a reported remark by President Donald Trump that she “hated” the country because of her antitrust actions against U.S. firms. “I very much like the U.S.,” Vestager told a news conference to announce a record fine on Google after she was asked about what Trump was quoted as saying at a G7 summit last month.

The U.S. president told Vestager’s boss, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, “your tax lady, she hates the U.S.”, according to summit participants. That appeared to be a reference to her pursuit of Apple Inc. and other U.S. companies for channelling profits through low-tax EU states. Vestager said that as a Dane she was predisposed to feel positive toward the United States.

“But the fact is that this has nothing to do with how I feel. Nothing whatsoever. Just as enforcing competition law, we do it in the world, but we do not do it in political context,” she added. Vestager added she would continue to enforce competition law, no matter the political context.

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