On Tuesday, the European Commission launched its EUChipsAct to bring together research, design & testing capacities for microchips.
⛔ No chips = no digital.
Microchips are everywhere – from smartphones to electric scooters to factories.
Our #EUChipsAct will bring together our research, design & testing capacities to create a state-of-the-art chip ecosystem.
Learn more with #EUDataCrunch. 👇
— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) February 8, 2022
I today noticed that, as well as referring to vital computing components, “chips” can also refer to a potato based snack product. I wondered if this amusing confusion could form a source of humour on your popular website https://t.co/gKegV1uTlK?
— Martini Seltzermayr (@mseltzermayr) February 8, 2022
Spokesman Johannes Bahrke was on the ball
DG Meme’s feed looks like this:
Please tell me all journos today are getting a bag of chips begged Jillian Deutsch.
Please tell me all journos today are getting a bag of chips
— Jillian Deutsch (@DeutschJill) February 8, 2022
Laura Heuvinck, too, feels hungry every time she hears #EUChipsAct
Berlaymonster mused that the Chicon Roadmap and the Dame Blanche Compass, must be coming later this week.
Dimitri Eynikel was less enthusiastic, remarking that in the EU everything leads back to subsidising agriculture.
In the EU everything leads back to subsidizing agriculture.
— Dimitri Eynikel (@DimitriEynikel) February 8, 2022
But congratulations to Danny Van Roijen for avoiding the obvious and going old school with the Chips memes!
In a filing on Wednesday, Meta companies Facebook and Instagram have threatened to pull out of Europe because they don’t like EU privacy laws
Facebook and Instagram may be shut down across Europe — but why? 🧐
The issue comes down to European data regulations that prevent Meta from transferring, storing and processing Europeans’ data on US-based servers.
Find out more 👇https://t.co/93vncIQeFd
— Euronews Next (@euronewsnext) February 7, 2022
“I can assure you that you can live perfectly well without Facebook,” said German and French ministers.
While Margrethe Vestager reckons ditching Instagram would free up 20 minutes a day,
Ditching Instagram would free up 20 minutes a day, @vestager says, a softer response than the (male) German/French ministers who say they’re just fine without sharing cool photos on Facebook’s social media siteshttps://t.co/Jyf34X0yhy via @technology
— Aoife White (@aoifewhite101) February 8, 2022
Thank YOU Facebook! Please fulfil your threats! So many EU parents will be eternally grateful, tweeted Rajeev
Thank YOU Facebook ! please fulfill your threats ! So many EU parents will be eternally grateful !!! Just do it 🙂
— Rajeev (@Rajeev_NL) February 7, 2022
Sounds like good news to Volker Weber
Sounds like another great reason to move to Europe.
Sounds like another great reason to move to Europe
— drscottmcgluestick (@drscottmcglue) February 7, 2022
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, added Laura Evans.
Comfortably numb summed up the reactions like this:
On Monday German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was in Washington to meet President Biden…
But in Germany it’s more a case of they seek him here, they seek him there…
As his leadership is rumoured to be MIA
From Finding Nemo
To Where’s Wally
While Le Chou snarked that Charles Michel Still Can’t Figure Out Why Angela Merkel Looks Different