The rapid spread of the Delta coronavirus variant is causing concern about Europe’s economic recovery, and the number of start-ups valued above $1bn grew rapidly in the second quarter. Plus, the FT’s EU correspondent, Javier Espinoza, interviews the influential European Union lawmaker who is steering the EU’s flagship tech regulation through Parliament and wants to target the top US tech companies. 

Delta variant surge casts doubt over Europe’s economic rebound

EU should focus on top 5 tech companies, says leading MEP, by Javier Espinoza

Billion dollar ‘unicorns’ hit record numbers as valuations surge, by Miles Kruppa

Richard Branson touches the edge of space


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