During her 2014 – 2019 term as European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager quickly became the face of European Union (EU) anti trust policies. Her probes into the business practices of major US technology firms as well as their tax arrangements with EU member state earned her the nickname of ‘the tax lady’ by US President Donald Trump while others recognized her as “the most powerful regulator of Big Tech on the planet”. Starting with the 2019-2024 mandate under Ursula von der Leyen, Vestager became Executive Vice President of the Commission for a “Europe Fit for the Digital Age”, combining her previous competition portfolio with broad authority in leading the EU’s strategy for developing digital leadership and technology innovation – one of the major priorities for the current Commission.
Executive Vice President Vestager joins the Atlantic Council for this #ACFrontPage event to discuss the EU’s economic strategy in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the outlook for the forthcoming package of EU digital policy initiatives, and growing support in the EU for a stronger focus on so-called digital sovereignty.
- H.E. Margrethe Vestager
Executive Vice President, A Europe Fit for the Digital Age European Commission
- In conversation with Mr. Ryan Heath, Senior Editor, POLITICO
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