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      The political storm over the Googleplex

      Google regularly tops the list of companies that students want to work for and, visiting its Silicon Valley campus last...

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      Brussels treads a fine line in gas pricing case against Gazprom

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    1. April 26, 2015

      Germany urges Ukraine to fulfil Minsk ceasefire agreement

      Germany and key European partners are pressing Ukraine to speed up implementing the Minsk ceasefire agreement — for fear of...

    2. April 24, 2015

      EU and US aim for May deal on derivatives clearing

      The two main regions for derivatives trading aim to harmonise industry rules in the coming weeks, settling a long-running...

    3. April 22, 2015

      Gazprom and the EU test energy ties that bind

      On the day in October 1973 when Soviet gas started flowing to West Germany diplomats from the two countries gathered in...

    4. April 22, 2015

      EU proposal on genetically modified crops satisfies no one

      Individual EU states would have almost free rein to ban genetically-modified crops under a proposal unveiled by the European...

    5. April 22, 2015

      Brussels accuses Gazprom over stranglehold

      Brussels has confronted Gazprom over its stranglehold on gas supplies to eastern Europe, accusing the Russian...

    6. April 21, 2015

      EU approves Hungary’s revised reactor plans

      Hungary’s plan for a €12bn nuclear power plant financed by Russia was revived on Tuesday after EU regulators approved a...

    7. April 21, 2015

      City ‘support for EU based on resignation, not enthusiasm’

      City of London professionals would vote to stay in the EU, even though many believe the European Commission is “hostile” to...

    8. April 20, 2015

      EU poised to unveil antitrust charges against Russia’s Gazprom

      Brussels will on Wednesday accuse Russia’s Gazprom of illegal abuse of its dominant position in Europe’s gas market,...

    9. April 20, 2015

      The tech sector needs a smarter breed of watchdog

      Entrepreneurs tend to see regulation as the enemy of innovation and progress. But while it is true that watchdogs can...

    10. April 19, 2015

      Brussels plans to shake up telecoms market

      Brussels will call for a “level playing field” between telecoms groups and online rivals such as WhatsApp and Skype next...

    11. April 17, 2015

      Moscovici warns Greece to agree to reforms or face default

      The EU’s top economic official has set the mid-May meeting of eurozone finance ministers as the “decisive” moment for Greece...

    12. April 17, 2015

      Economists warn Brussels faces tough task in proving case against Google

      Google’s rivals are celebrating Brussels’ decision to press ahead with antitrust charges against the technology company. But...

    13. The Exchange

      April 16, 2015

      A European capital markets union must consider its investors

      Spring is in the air. Green shoots are finally showing all across the European economy. Even the European Commission is...

    14. April 15, 2015

      Brussels finally takes on Google in an open fight

      Among the messiest dockets inherited by Margrethe Vestager, the new EU competition commissioner, is the one involving...

    15. April 15, 2015

      Google’s foes in Germany and France cheer antitrust charges

      The launch of EU antitrust charges against Google has triggered celebrations in Berlin and Paris, where European companies...

    16. April 15, 2015

      EU competition commissioner breaks with her predecessor’s practices

      It comes as little surprise that Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s steely competition commissioner, chose to escalate the...

    17. April 15, 2015

      MEPs to get big rise in pay for assistants

      MEPs are set to award themselves an extra €18,000 per year to spend on assistants, leaving each MEP with a €275,000 budget...

    18. April 15, 2015

      Europe accuses Google of illegally abusing its dominance

      The EU’s antitrust chief has formally accused Google of illegally using its dominance in online search to steer European...

    19. April 15, 2015

      France risks Brussels ire with reduced structural budget cuts

      France has targeted lower structural budget cuts than those requested by Brussels, at the risk of reigniting tensions with...

    20. April 15, 2015

      Message to ‘Googlers’

      The following email was sent by Google to staff on Tuesday. A copy was obtained by the Financial Times. Googlers — As the...

    21. April 15, 2015

      How Diller’s Google prediction came true

      It is five years since media and internet entrepreneur Barry Diller hit out at Google’s growing power, making him the first...

    22. April 14, 2015

      Brussels to investigate Google’s Android platform

      Brussels will launch a formal investigation into Google’s Android smartphone platform on Wednesday, opening a fresh front in...

    23. April 14, 2015

      Europe to accuse Google of illegally abusing its dominance

      Google will on Wednesday be accused by Brussels of illegally abusing its dominance of the internet search market in Europe,...

    24. April 13, 2015

      Gazprom chief warns EU over pricing challenge

      Gazprom, Russia’s state controlled gas exporter, has said attempts by Brussels to crack down on its pricing model will...

    25. April 12, 2015

      European Commission decision ‘very soon’ in Google antitrust case

      The European Commission will decide “very soon” whether to issue antitrust charges against Google, its digital commissioner...

    26. April 9, 2015

      Deutsche Bank faces Libor fine of more than $1.5bn

      Deutsche Bank could face a more than $1.5bn penalty for allegedly manipulating Libor, which would be the biggest fine...

    27. April 9, 2015

      Shell’s takeover of BG likely to face global antitrust scrutiny

      As one of the energy industry’s biggest ever deals, Royal Dutch Shell’s proposed acquisition of BG Group for £47bn excluding...

    28. April 8, 2015

      Brussels to probe proposed TeliaSonera and Telenor joint venture

      The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into a proposed joint venture between TeliaSonera and Telenor...

    29. April 7, 2015

      Athens scrapes together cash for April but default looms in May

      Greece has scraped together funds to repay international creditors this month but will exhaust its cash reserves by the end...

    30. April 7, 2015

      FedEx seeks global scale with TNT Express deal

      It is a feature of contemporary urban life so ubiquitous that it is easy to take for granted. In New York, London, Brussels,...

    31. Westminster Blog

      April 7, 2015

      Poster wars heat up

      The pre-election poster battle intensified on Tuesday as Labour launched a new image parodying Saatchi & Saatchi’s famous...

    32. April 5, 2015

      German air safety watchdog investigated over lapses before crash

      Germany’s air safety authority had been investigated for shortcomings in the way it handled medical matters, and was unaware...

    33. April 5, 2015

      Boost for Uber as Brussels considers regulation of ride sharing

      Uber has received a boost in its struggle to overcome regulatory barriers after the European Commission gave the clearest...

    34. April 4, 2015

      Greek finance minister to discuss reforms with IMF chief

      ATHENS, April 4 — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis will meet International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine...

    35. Brussels Blog

      April 2, 2015

      New eurogroup president: Dijsselbloem vs de Guindos

      The second quarter of 2015 will not only bring a crescendo in the ongoing Greek crisis for the 19 eurozone finance ministers...

    36. April 2, 2015

      European regulators scrutinise Apple over music streaming plans

      European regulators are scrutinising Apple’s dealings with record labels, amid an intensifying battle over the future of...

    37. April 2, 2015

      Brussels ready to turn up heat on Google

      European regulators have taken preliminary steps that would enable them to launch a much-delayed antitrust battle against...

    38. April 1, 2015

      HSH Nordbank to draw on more state aid

      HSH Nordbank said it expected to draw on €2.1bn in state guarantees, marking the second time in a year that the German...

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