Prague mayor comes to the center of international attention

Prague mayor comes to the center of international attention

Zdeněk Hřib is the first mayor of Prague to come from the Pirate Party. In his post for only ten months, Hřib has already drawn the attention of international media mainly due to his opposition to the growing Chinese influence in the country. For many in the Czech Republic, Hřib has become a symbol of resistance against Chinese influence, pitting himself against Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and President Miloš Zeman, who are known for promoting Chinese investments. “I consider myself a liberal politician. We (the Pirate Party) do not put…

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Tech giants fall under pressure in the US

Tech giants fall under pressure in the US

Around twenty US states are worried about the monopolistic tendencies of tech giants, and are close to launching a joint antitrust investigation next month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday (19 August). EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports. According to the Wall Street Journal, this joint antitrust investigation would, therefore, supplement the one launched last month by the Department of Justice at the federal level. The investigation aims to determine whether a handful of players – including Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple – are using their dominant position to stifle…

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