European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, right, and Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Europe fit for the Digital Age, lead the presentation of Europe's Digital Future at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on February 19. Photo: AP European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, right, and Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Europe fit for the Digital Age, lead the presentation of Europe's Digital Future at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on February 19. Photo: AP
European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, right, and Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Europe fit for the Digital Age, lead the presentation of Europe's Digital Future at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on February 19. Photo: AP

politico | Europe’s big tech vision fizzles to life

  • The European Union wants to keep writing the rules of the digital future, but a reality check may be in the offing instead
  • The inescapable problem the EU now faces is that its digital lag is entrenched and its competitors are multiplying

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European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, right, and Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Europe fit for the Digital Age, lead the presentation of Europe's Digital Future at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on February 19. Photo: AP European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, right, and Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Europe fit for the Digital Age, lead the presentation of Europe's Digital Future at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on February 19. Photo: AP
European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, right, and Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Europe fit for the Digital Age, lead the presentation of Europe's Digital Future at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on February 19. Photo: AP
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