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Google faces years of EU oversight on top of record antitrust fine

Google faces years of EU oversight on top of record antitrust fine

Beyond a headline-grabbing 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) fine EU antitrust regulators have levelled against Google, the internet giant is likely to be shackled for years by Tuesday`s precedent-setting decision defining the company as a monopoly.

EU hits Google with record 2.42 billion euro antitrust fine

EU hits Google with record 2.42 billion euro antitrust fine

EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Tuesday, indicating they will likely take a tough line with the company in two other ongoing cases.

Britain, EU start historic Brexit talks

Britain, EU start historic Brexit talks

Brussels; Britain and the European Union began their first formal Brexit negotiations Monday, under pressure to seal a deal amid disarray in London over whether to go for a hard or soft divorce.

EU`s Jean-Claude Juncker hopes no `further delay` in Brexit talks

I hope that we will not experience a further delay in the conclusion of these negotiations," Juncker told reporters in Prague.

Kaspersky files complaints against Microsoft

Kaspersky files complaints against Microsoft

Russian security software firm Kaspersky Lab has filed anti-trust complaints with the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office against Microsoft for promoting its own security software at the expense of users, the media reported.

Greece slashes GDP forecast in new budget plans

The Greek government Sunday slashed GDP growth forecast for 2017 as it moved towards submitting new austerity measures, including a wider tax net, for approval by lawmakers.

European Union to launch more e-commerce antitrust investigations

European Union to launch more e-commerce antitrust investigations

The European Union plans to launch more antitrust investigations into e-commerce companies after a two-year inquiry uncovered practices that restrict competition, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

Influence of English is fading, says EU chief Juncker

Influence of English is fading, says EU chief Juncker

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, who hails from Luxembourg, speaks several European languages fluently.

EC's Juncker calls Theresa May `tough lady` in Brexit talks

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday that British Prime Minister Theresa May was a "tough lady", after reports of a disastrous Brexit dinner between the pair.

UK PM May plays up "bloody difficult woman" image after Juncker dinner reports

UK PM May plays up "bloody difficult woman" image after Juncker dinner reports

British Prime Minister Theresa May played up her credentials as a "bloody difficult woman" on Tuesday in response to reports of a fractious dinner with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker last week.

EU launches legal action against Hungary over education law

The EU launched legal action against Hungary on Wednesday over a law that could shut a university founded by US billionaire George Soros.

EU vows unity as Britain braces for Brexit

With the clock ticking on Britain's EU membership, the bloc's leadership vows unity while in London the government begins the arduous task of disentangling itself from Brussels.

European Union to hold special Brexit summit April 29: President Donald Tusk

The EU`s remaining 27 member states will hold a special summit on April 29 to decide the political objectives for Brexit talks, president Donald Tusk said on Tuesday.

EU expects Turkey to implement migrant accord

The EU expects Turkey to honour a key migrant return accord which Ankara has threatened to ditch amid a bitter dispute with the bloc, a European Commission spokesman said today.

Thousands of Romanians form EU flag at anti-government rally

Thousands of Romanians form EU flag at anti-government rally

Transparency International ranks Romania among the EU’s most corrupt states and Brussels keeps its justice system under special monitoring.
 

Cyprus talks 'very last chance': EU`s Juncker

Rival Cypriot leaders meeting in Switzerland are facing "the very last chance" to end the four-decades-old division of Cyprus, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday.

Ireland claims EU breaching sovereignty in Apple tax ruling

Ireland claims EU breaching sovereignty in Apple tax ruling

Ireland set out its arguments today against a European Commission ruling that tech firm Apple should pay billions in back-taxes to Dublin, claiming the EU executive arm has interfered in state sovereignty.

French in centre-right primary to pick presidential candidate to face Le Pen

"Political Islam is doing battle against our values. There`s no room for compromise," Fillon said.

Ireland launches appeal against EU Apple tax ruling

Ireland lodged a formal appeal Wednesday against a European Commission ruling ordering the country to collect billions of euros in unpaid taxes from tech giant Apple.

Brexit not the end of European Union, Juncker says

Brexit not the end of European Union, Juncker says

The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, sought on Wednesday to rally support for the European Union, saying the bloc battered by the UK Brexit referendum was not about to break up despite its existential crisis.