When you look at the European antitrust racket and the general European hate commerce ideology. the answer is: ‘Europe is doing real damage to the rest of the world of commerce.’
The EU hassled Microsoft for ten years over antitrust issues. The EU gained nothing, there is no competitor to Microsoft in Europe; Microsoft didn’t change for the better because of Europe. Microsoft lost its spirit of innovation and plays no leadership role in the tech world since the fight with the EU. Fighting a bureaucracy often creates a bureaucratic response in the victim.
The EU has been fighting Google for nearly a decade and created a stupid penalty on the Google operation with no positive outcomes. We have yet to see if the EU bureaucracy has badly damaged Google.
The EU and France in particular are fighting Uber with a viciousness Europe usually reserves for Jews. Nothing positive will be gained. How much damage the EU will do is yet to be seen.
Much of the EU is going directly after Jews, as is their long standing multi-century habit. There is a never ending stream of Jew-hate-boycott-Israel actions all over the EU. That is independent of the EU foreign policy which continues to be one of hate Jews. Norway and Sweden take the lead in the Jew hate European world; but they are only incrementally more aggressive.
The answer to any question about Europe and commerce is: Europe is to be dreaded not just treated as an old pathetic dying creature.