Appointment of Margrethe Vestager: the OIP congratulates the new Vice-President in charge of Digital Affairs of the Commission and Commissioner for Competition under the presidency of Ursula von der Leyen.

The Open Internet Project (OIP) association welcomes the appointment of Mrs. Margrethe Vestager as Vice-President in charge of Digital Affairs and European Commissioner for Competition.

The Open Internet Project (OIP) association welcomes the appointment of Mrs. Margrethe Vestager as Vice-President in charge of Digital Affairs and European Commissioner for Competition.

Mrs Vestager has always shown herself to be very involved in the various competition files that the OIP has been able to deal with her, aimed at combating the abuse of a dominant position by the Internet giants, and all the members of the association unanimously salute her determination. and his courage.

The recent announcements by 50 United States prosecutors, instructing the opening of an antitrust investigation against Google, accused of dominating all aspects of advertising and Internet search, give reason for the actions taken by the European Commissioner. They also demonstrate that these have never been “anti-American” but that they are indeed the fruit of a lucid analysis of the need for all consumers to ensure the conditions of free competition and free choice on the Internet.

While the members of the OIP note with regret that various anti-competitive practices by Internet giants persist in Europe, the whole OIP is ready to work closely with Margrethe Vestager over the next five years, in order to restore competition in the European digital market. more healthy and balanced.

Contacts:

Léonidas Kalogeropoulos, General Delegate : +33607315126 –  l.k@openinternetproject.eu

Anaïs Strauss, Adviser :+33757503010 – anais.strauss@openinternetproject.eu

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