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The Brief: Silicon valley lobbying in Brussels

The Brief: Silicon valley lobbying in Brussels
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With EU plans to introduce a digital tax, American tech giants are getting creative with lobbying in Brussels, using any opportunity to increase their visibility.

According to Transparency International, in 2019 alone, Google spent 8 million euro on lobbying in Brussels. Along with Amazon, Facebook and Apple, lobbying budgets have increased by 510% since 2014.

So how influential are they? We take a look in The Brief.

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