Margrethe Vestager has been waiting for such a government – the top tech policeman in the European Union says it was “a dream come true” to have a President in the White House who is committed to big tech. But what will this cooperation between the EU and the US look like? This is what host Ryan Heath wants to know. Also on the file: Vestager’s game plan to protect whistleblowers and their own rules for technology at home.
About the US as an ally in regulating big tech
“I think it’s really very interesting what is happening in the US right now – both with the enforcement of competition law and the signals sent there with Lina [Khan]’s appointment with [Jonathan] Kanter, with the implementing regulation. It’s like a dream come true when a president shows so much interest in so many different markets. ”- Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition
What to expect from a global corporate tax rate
“I know that sounds like a slogan, but it’s better to have 80 percent now than never 100 percent. And here you are basically on taxation: if you ask for perfection, you will never get it. But if we could achieve a lower limit on corporate taxation and a fair distribution of taxation rights, we would have taken a big step towards fair taxation. That should happen this fall. “