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EU pledges 118 million euros to redesign cities against attacks

EU pledges 118 million euros to redesign cities against attacks

The European Commission pledged 118.5 million euros ($139.2 million) on Wednesday to help Europe`s cities guard against attacks and outlined how EU countries could do more to curb the sale of bomb-making materials.

Oct 18, 2017, 18:50 PM IST

Nobody outside India calls 5.7% growth a slowdown: EC

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha had in a recent article headlined "I need to speak up now", described the economy as a "mess" that will not resuscitate before the next general elections in 2019.

Oct 06, 2017, 21:22 PM IST

Google to treat shopping rivals equally, in line with EU order

Google, a unit of U.S. firm Alphabet, has until Sept. 28 to halt this anti-competitive practice or face a penalty up to 5 percent of its average daily worldwide turnover.

Sep 27, 2017, 23:44 PM IST

European Union imposes import duties on some Chinese steel to counter subsidies

The European Union has imposed provisional import duties of as much as 28.5 percent on certain Chinese corrosion-resistant steels after an eight-month investigation found that the products benefited from unfair subsidies.

Aug 10, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

Belgian minister blames Dutch for delays in egg safety scare

Brussels; Belgian officials waited a month for information from Dutch counterparts after finding traces of an insecticide in eggs, Belgium`s farm minister said on Wednesday, adding that the Netherl

Aug 09, 2017, 17:59 PM IST

EU threatens Poland's voting rights over court reforms

The EU warned Poland on Wednesday it would suspend its voting rights in the bloc if it pushes ahead with controversial judicial reforms, sparking accusations of "blackmail" from a furious Warsaw.

Jul 26, 2017, 23:22 PM IST
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.

Jun 28, 2017, 14:11 PM IST
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.

Jun 27, 2017, 15:36 PM IST
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.

Jun 19, 2017, 16:34 PM IST

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.

Jun 09, 2017, 16:27 PM IST
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.

Jun 07, 2017, 12:22 PM IST

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.

May 14, 2017, 18:35 PM IST
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.

May 10, 2017, 18:41 PM IST
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.

May 05, 2017, 19:28 PM IST

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.

May 03, 2017, 19:13 PM IST
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.

May 03, 2017, 00:04 AM IST

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.

Apr 26, 2017, 16:56 PM IST

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.

Mar 30, 2017, 09:15 AM IST

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.

Mar 21, 2017, 18:07 PM IST

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.

Mar 16, 2017, 21:01 PM IST