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Macron takes aim at U.S. in push for fairer tech industry

May 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday took a swipe at the freewheeling U.S. business model, saying the private sector had too much influence on U.S. policy and Europe should offer a middle way between China’s state control and U.S. laissez-faire.

Speaking at the opening of a tech summit in Paris, Macron said he favored a toughening of merger and acquisition rules in Europe and that he wanted to make sure European software firms were not taken over by U.S. firms.

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