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EU: Former tech commissioner Kroes lands new gig

 |  December 8, 2014

Former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes, who headed the regulator’s technology regulation operations, has landed a new gig, say reports.

Kroes is working in the Netherlands to boost the presence of startups in the nation and strengthen the nation’s international position in innovative, say reports. The Netherlands’ Ministry of Economic Affairs appointed Kroes and announced the news Monday.

Her position includes leading StartupDelta, an initiative in collaboration with the government, financiers and educational institutes to promote and aid existing startups in the nation to encourage more new businesses to launch within the country.

Reports note that while during her five years at the Commission Kroes became a champion of new technology companies, she also issued some of the largest-ever antitrust fines against companies while she was Competition Commissioner before becoming technology chief. Those penalties included fines against Intel and Microsoft.

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