Last (but not least): The European Commission today rebuked claims made by German media FAZ and German MEPs Sabine Verheyen and Petra Kammerevert that a civil servant involved in tech policy has ties to Google.
The claims came in the context of a Commission review into the compliance of Germany’s draft media treaty with EU single market rules. Kammerevert and Verheyen wrote to Ursula von der Leyen.
“We know these are rumors, but there are increasing voices from stakeholders who claim that this person raising and pushing ahead (...) concerns might be an Acting Head of Unit who previously worked for Google," they said.
A spokesperson for Google confirmed the civil servant has not worked for the company. Read the Commission's statement here https://ec.europa.eu/germany/news/20200424-medienstaatsvertrag_de ….
The FAZ has since corrected its story. Ok off to the weekend now, bye!
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