Why are EU competition authorities harder than their US counterparts on tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple?

The Americans imposed harder competition rules in Europe after WW2 to limit the military-industrial complex in Germany.
0% (0 votes)
Unlike the US, the EU is a net importer of these kinds of technologies.
9% (3 votes)
The EU is using competition fines as a source of revenue in the absence of and EU digital tax.
91% (32 votes)
Total votes: 35
Learning objectives: 
Learning about the history of EU competition policy.
Undersanding the rationale and main instruments of EU competition policy.
Understanding the effects of a monopoly on producers and consumers.
Understanding the similarities between a tax and a fine.
Understanding the differential effects of unanimity and simple majority rules on policy outcomes.
Understanding the differential decision-making procedures for creating an EU digital tax and for establishing a fine.
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