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Apple’s snub to Dutch enforcers stresses need to enforce new Big Tech rules, Vestager says

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 23 Feb 2022 03:27
  • 23 Feb 2022 03:53
Apple's response to a Dutch antitrust probe illustrates how big platforms play fast and loose with Europe's competition laws and shows that regulators need resources to properly enforce new rules for digital gatekeepers, the EU's competition boss has said.
"Some gatekeepers may be tempted to play for time or try

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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