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    1. October 28, 2014

      Google case casts shadow over competition chief Almunia’s legacy

      As Europe’s competition chief, Joaquín Almunia slapped record cartel fines on rate-rigging banks, led an assault on cosy...

    2. October 8, 2014

      Concern as Almunia rushes EU competition cases out of door

      Joaquín Almunia is making the most of his last days as the EU’s competition commissioner. Recent weeks have seen a flurry of...

    1. September 25, 2014

      Google issues detailed response to News Corp attack

      Google has published its first detailed response to criticism from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, arguing that its dominance in...

    2. September 23, 2014

      EU antitrust chief says Google case may be bigger than Microsoft

      Google poses potentially bigger antitrust problems than even Microsoft in its heyday, Europe’s competition enforcer has...

    3. September 9, 2014

      Clock ticks on EU peace deal with Google

      To the negotiators it was known as the “Dutch solution”, the simple answer to Google’s antitrust travails in Europe, where...

    4. September 8, 2014

      EU rejects Google’s antitrust deal again

      Google’s tortuous four-year attempt to escape competition sanctions in Europe was on the brink of collapse on Monday as...

    5. May 20, 2014

      Brussels charges three banks over Euribor fixing cartel

      Brussels has charged HSBC, JPMorgan and Crédit Agricole with participating in a cartel to manipulate the Euribor interest...

    6. May 15, 2014

      Europe regulator rejects calls to ease limits on telecoms mergers

      Europe’s competition regulator has rejected calls from some of the region’s most influential politicians to ease...

    7. April 9, 2014

      Industry wins concessions on EU energy subsidies

      Heavy industry won significant concessions at the expense of consumers on Wednesday in new EU guidelines on state energy...

    8. February 7, 2014

      Gazprom faces EU antitrust charge threat

      Gazprom, the Russian gas producer, is facing possible EU antitrust charges after failing to ally to calm European Commission...

    9. February 5, 2014

      Google settlement is not the last word

      When Joaquín Almunia, the EU competition commissioner, started an investigation into Google in 2010, many saw it as an...

    10. February 5, 2014

      Google and EU agree to settle search row

      Google’s three-year antitrust battle in Europe is set to end in settlement after Brussels took a positive view of its latest...

    11. January 31, 2014

      US spies engaged in industrial espionage will be jailed, says lawmaker

      The US lawmaker in charge of scrutinising the activities of America’s spy agencies said that National Security Agency agents...

    12. January 15, 2014

      Joaquín Almunia attacks UK and US over phone tapping claims

      Europe’s top competition enforcer has scolded Britain and the US for failing to apologise or address claims that his phone...

    13. January 15, 2014

      Brussels on course to issue Gazprom antitrust charges

      Brussels has given a frosty response to Gazprom’s preliminary offer to settle an antitrust probe into its business...

    14. December 20, 2013

      Brussels furious over claims UK and US spied on Almunia

      Brussels reacted furiously on Friday to claims that British and US intelligence agencies spied on the European commissioner...

    15. December 11, 2013

      J&J and Novartis mull appeal against €16m EU fines

      Johnson & Johnson and Novartis are considering whether to appeal against EU antitrust fines of €16m imposed this week for...

    16. December 4, 2013

      UBS deal shows power of immunity

      The power of immunity deals offered by Europe’s top antitrust regulator was starkly underscored by its revelation that UBS...

    17. November 26, 2013

      Monte dei Paschi di Siena approves €3bn share increase

      The board of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank by assets, on Tuesday voted for a €3bn capital increase...

    18. November 12, 2013

      Biggest banks face forex questions

      The global probe into foreign exchange manipulation has widened to include 15 of the world’s biggest banks and some of the...

    19. October 20, 2013

      Brussels stands ground against Mario Draghi over bailout curbs

      Brussels is standing its ground against Mario Draghi over the EU curbs on bank bailouts, despite the European Central Bank...

    20. October 3, 2013

      Gazprom warned it may face antitrust charges

      Brussels stepped up pressure on Gazprom in its stand-off over gas prices, as Europe’s top competition enforcer warned the...

    21. August 14, 2013

      Crossed wires

      Thanks to the EU single market, British booze cruisers restock their wine cellars in France and Bavarians routinely shop for...

    22. August 13, 2013

      Rebuke to ‘unambitious’ Kroes over telecoms reform

      Brussels’ top competition authority has called for 28 national telecoms regulators to be replaced by a single pan-European...

    23. July 17, 2013

      Brussels rules Spanish shipbuilding subsidies illegal

      Brussels declared Spanish state subsidies for shipbuilders illegal on Wednesday, but offered the struggling sector a...

    24. July 1, 2013

      Banks charged with blocking CDS market

      Investment banks’ 20-year grip over credit insurance markets has come under regulatory assault as Brussels served charges...

    25. June 11, 2013

      Hurdles to cartel damages suits lifted by Brussels

      Hurdles preventing the victims of cartels from seeking damages are to be removed by a Brussels proposal to improve redress...

    26. May 23, 2013

      EU accepts Star Alliance concessions

      Brussels has accepted concessions from Lufthansa, United Airlines and Air Canada to address potential competition issues...

    27. May 6, 2013

      European Commission charges Motorola over patent

      Europe’s top antitrust authority has charged Google’s Motorola Mobility unit with abusive enforcement of its rights over a...

    28. April 9, 2013

      Google favours ‘in-house’ search results

      Google faces having to offer users in Europe more choice of other specialised search engines after Brussels investigators...

    29. March 6, 2013

      Google tip-off leads to Microsoft EU penalty

      Google has struck a €561m blow to Microsoft after the EU’s competition authority heavily fined the maker of Windows for...

    30. March 5, 2013

      EU fines Microsoft €561m for pact breach

      Microsoft was fined €561m by Brussels on Wednesday over its failure to offer Windows users a choice of internet browser in...

    31. February 11, 2013

      EU clears €1.2bn French aid to Peugeot arm

      PSA Peugeot Citroën has six months to present a full restructuring plan to Brussels to justify its government lifeline,...

    32. January 30, 2013

      Brussels blocks UPS takeover of TNT

      Brussels formally blocked UPS’s aborted takeover of TNT Express on Wednesday, while expressing “surprise” that the US...

    33. January 10, 2013

      UPS move on TNT poses concern

      UPS’s attempted takeover of TNT Express poses serious competition problems that are “not easy” to resolve, the EU...

    34. January 10, 2013

      Antitrust chief holds aces in Google case

      When US antitrust authorities gave Google’s search engine a clean bill of health, it naturally appeared a setback for...

    35. January 10, 2013

      Brussels takes tough stance on Google

      Google will be forced to change the way it presents search results in Europe or face antitrust charges for “diverting...

    36. January 8, 2013

      Europe’s telcos talk on a party line

      Telecoms gives the lie to Europe’s single market. It remains highly fragmented – with more than 1,200 fixed telecoms...

    37. January 7, 2013

      FedEx rebuffs UPS over TNT Express assets

      FedEx has rebuffed informal approaches from its arch-rival UPS to buy a package of TNT Express assets, further complicating...

    38. December 23, 2012

      Brussels questions Peugeot rescue plan

      The French government’s insistence that its €7bn rescue package for PSA Peugeot Citroën’s financing arm does not constitute...

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