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Google copyright spat with publishers shouldn’t lead to permanent supervision, France’s Coeuré says

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 04 May 2022 14:57
  • 04 May 2022 14:57
Google's spat with France's competition authority over remunerating press publishers should not lead to the latter becoming responsible for the health of the media sector, its new boss has warned.

"I do not want the authority to become a press supervisor," said Benoît Coeuré, speaking at a conference.* He said that any

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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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