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EU challenges US hegemony in global internet governance

Eurativ - French lawmakers, supported by the EU's Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes, are pressing the European Union to stand up more firmly against American domination in cyberspace.

33 French MPs launched an information mission on 3 December to explore the EU's role on the global governance of the Internet.

“The European Union is not present enough in the different international fora on Internet governance although the future of the Internet is a significant challenge,” said Catherine Morin-Desailly, vice-president of the EU Affairs Committee in the French Senate.

She urged French and EU authorities alike to “truly take over the international digital challenges”.

“Only the EU has the necessary power to influence this new cyberspace where the USA dominates,” she added.