Commission chief urges U.S. and EU to create digital economy rules

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives a press conference at the European Commission Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 17, 2021. Aris Oikonomou/Pool via REUTERS

BERLIN (Reuters) – Europe and the United States should join together in the fight against climate change and also agree a new framework for the digital market, limiting the power of big tech companies, European Union chief executive Ursula von der Leyen said.

“I am sure: A shared transatlantic commitment to a net-zero emissions pathway by 2050 would make climate neutrality a new global benchmark,” the president of the European Commission said in a speech at the virtual Munich Security Conference on Friday.

“Together, we could create a digital economy rulebook that is valid worldwide: A set of rules based on our values, human rights and pluralism, inclusion and the protection of privacy.”

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