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5th Jul 2022

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France seeks EU backing in US tech tax fight

France will seek an EU-wide reaction if the US imposes tariffs on French exports in January, as planned, in repose to a new French tax targeting US tech firms. "If there are American sanctions against the French decision, which ... is the application of French law, we will immediately seek a riposte at the European level," French finance minister Bruno Le Maire told press in Paris on Tuesday, Reuters reports.

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The Digital Services Act — a case-study in keeping public in dark

Companies and lobby groups like Spotify, Google and International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) were able to lobby member states using live knowledge of the trilogue discussions on content-ranking systems, advertising and liability for search engines.

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Is China a challenge to Nato? Beijing responds

The Chinese mission to the EU responds to last week's Madrid Nato summit, which stated China posed "systemic challenges" and warned against the "deepening strategic partnership between Russia and China".

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