Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, will meet with a handful of tech bosses this week in the US, her office has said.
Vestager, who recently resumed her role at the European Commission following a failed pursuit of the European Bank’s top job, will have meetings with Apple chief exec Tim Cook, Alphabet boss Sundar Pichai and its chief legal officer Kent Walker, Broadcom chief exec Hock Tan and Nvidia chief exec Jensen Huang, while also meeting with the chief technology and strategy officers at Microsoft-backed OpenAI.
The meetings will take place in San Francisco on Thursday and Friday, with the executives to discuss digital regulation and competition policy.
Reuters reports that it is expected that Vestager will present a tougher stance regarding mergers and competition investigations.
Her meeting with Alphabet will take place on the same day that an adviser to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will provide a non-binding recommendation on whether to accept or reject Google’s €2.42 billion EU antitrust fine imposed for market abuse in its shopping service.