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The Epitome of European Diplomacy: App Accessibility Demands Whole-scale Adoption of Hardware and Software Platforms

Thierry Breton, the European Union’s Market Commissioner and one of the 27 members of the European Commission, recently gave an interview to Reuters, suggesting that they should open up their own ecosystem to competitors, in accordance with the DMA regulations.

Breton addressed key services that are still tightly integrated with Apple, such as Wallet, App Store, and the Safari browser. The announcement from the European Commission specifically mentions that Apple holds a gatekeeper status for its iOS operating system, Safari browser, and App Store.

This interview comes after Breton’s meeting with Tim Cook, which suggests that the European Commission remains firm in its stance towards large tech companies.

TLDR: Thierry Breton, a member of the European Commission, suggested opening up their own ecosystem to competitors, highlighting Apple’s gatekeeper status in their key services. This comes after a meeting with Tim Cook, indicating a strong position against big tech companies.

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