It is a very discreet meeting on which none of the speakers communicated. According to information from MacRumors, Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner, met Tim Cook on Friday in New York. The Vice-President of the Commission took advantage of her trip where she was one of the speakers at the Fordham University annual conference.
There is no shortage of points of contention between Apple and the European Union
On the menu of his speech was the issue of antitrust law and policy at the international level. If the American media was able to take note of this meeting, on the other hand, we do not know anything about the content of the discussions.
In any case, there is no shortage of possible subjects with regard to Apple and the EU. To cite just a few examples, the Cupertino company recently opposed the continent-wide single charger project. The apple brand estimates as follows:
We remain concerned that strict regulations mandating only one type of connector stifle innovation rather than encourage it, which in turn will hurt consumers in Europe and globally.
Likewise, last spring, the European Commission issued its conclusions as part of its investigation into practices deemed anti-competitive by the App Store. She believes that the commercial development of Apple Music is favored to the detriment of alternative services such as Spotify. She then gave Apple 12 weeks to comply.
For now, no official report of this discussion has been made public and we should therefore remain in the unknown. For his part, Tim Cook did not waste his time in New York since he took the opportunity to stop at an Apple store in the SoHo district. Soon, the boss will go to Silicon Slopes Summit of Salt Lake City, a meeting place for the world of Tech and startups.