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US tech firms adding lobby strength as EU gets tough

Google is among the biggest spenders with a budget of 4.25-4.50 million euros in 2015

STRONG PRESENCE: Google's spending surge has come since Ms Vestager's arrival in 2014 brought what many competition specialists see as a more confrontational approach from the commission.


US tech giants Google and Facebook are among multinationals spending more in Brussels as the European Commission eyes new business regulation after last week handing Apple a 13 billion euro (S$19.8 billion) tax demand.

A new annual filing by Google to the European Union's

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