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EU commissioner warns on trade: Protectionism threatens global growth

International trade issues should be dealt with globally, the European commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs says.


European tax commissioner on the risks of an EU-US trade war

CNBC’s Sara Eisen interviews Pierre Moscovici, commissioner of economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs at the European Commission, on the risks of a trade war between the U.S. and the European Union.


Valdis Dombrovskis talks about tech regulations in Europe

Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice President of the EU Commission, discusses the regulatory efforts of the EU on tech companies and cryptocurrencies.


Facebook's facial recognition technology may not meet strict new EU data rules, a top watchdog says

Ireland's data protection watchdog told CNBC it has raised a number of questions with Facebook about its reintroduction of facial recognition technology in Europe.


France's Macron calls for European leaders to stop blaming the EU when things go wrong

Macron made his comments in a 25-minute speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.


Europe’s ‘anti-Russian’ reaction as dangerous as Putin’s nationalism, German minister says

German senior minister Michael Roth warned "anti-Russian reflexes" could harm EU nations as much as Russia's "nationalist-tinged policies."


Commonwealth won’t replace pre-Brexit trade ties, Lord Marland says

Lord Marland, chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), discusses the U.K.'s efforts to form trade relations outside the EU.


Germany's problem with China goes well beyond trade issues

Complaints and vilifications of China are no substitutes for thought and smart German, EU and American trade policies. Yes, do insist on fair and reciprocal trade, but Germany should stop bossing around its European customers (aka partners) to defend its trade privileges, Michael Ivanovitch writes.


I think more investigations for Facebook are coming, says top EU antitrust regulator

Margrethe Vestager, EU Commissioner for Competition, discusses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional testimony about the company's data misuse and her view on whether Facebook is a monopoly.


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg summoned to testify in front of EU lawmakers — again

European Commissioner Vera Jourova said that if Zuckerberg comes to Europe, it would show that he understands consumers in the region who are "very sensitive to their privacy."