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    1. February 5, 2016

      Virgin Media calls on Brussels to allow O2 merger with Three

      Virgin Media has called on Brussels’ antitrust regulator to allow the controversial £10.5bn takeover of O2 by CK...

    2. February 3, 2016

      EU parliament backs emissions testing rules

      Europe’s car industry won a crucial victory in the European Parliament as lawmakers backed emissions-testing rules that...

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    1. February 2, 2016

      France vows to tax Google more than UK

      France has ruled out striking a deal with Google over back taxes, raising the likelihood of a bigger tax bill for the...

    2. February 2, 2016

      Car industry faces EU parliament verdict on emissions test rules

      Europe’s powerful car industry lobby is set for its first big test in the European Parliament of whether its influence...

    3. February 1, 2016

      Britain must not go from four to three in mobile

      Over the past three years, Europe’s largest telecoms operators have rushed to consolidate the mobile industry....

    4. January 31, 2016

      A UK mobile merger that threatens healthy competition

      What would Herbert Hoover, the pioneering US president who excelled at engineering and economics, make of today’s...

    5. January 29, 2016

      Margrethe Vestager, EU competition commissioner

      Nobody expected the daughter of two Lutheran pastors from the dour flatlands of Jutland to utter such a racy innuendo....

    6. January 25, 2016

      Brexit would be a ‘mistake’, say global pharma leaders

      A British exit from the EU would isolate the country’s scientists and reduce its influence in medicine, global...

    7. January 21, 2016

      Apple’s Cook lobbies EU antitrust chief over Irish back taxes

      Apple boss Tim Cook made a surprise visit to Brussels on Thursday to lobby the EU’s antitrust chief weeks before she is...

    8. January 20, 2016

      EU removes carrot but keeps stick in data laws

      Not many pieces of EU legislation are accompanied by their own movie. Yet cameras followed Jan Philipp Albrecht, a...

    9. January 17, 2016

      Showtime nears in EU pay-TV competition drama

      When Margrethe Vestager moved to Brussels to take up her new job as EU competition commissioner, she quickly found that...

    10. January 13, 2016

      French telecoms consolidation could set tone for EU

      Stéphane Richard is said to be the only mobile telecoms chief in France still talking to the other three. He is taking...

    11. January 5, 2016

      Brussels seeks new powers to oversee carmakers

      Brussels is seeking new powers to police carmakers’ compliance with emissions rules as EU officials seek to address...

    12. December 30, 2015

      Delay to EU pay rules comes as year-end bonus for brokers

      The City of London’s brokers received an early Christmas present as it emerged that the threat of draconian rules on...

    13. December 21, 2015

      City bankers ready to walk if bonus disappoints, survey finds

      A growing number of City bankers are telling their managers they will quit if their pay expectations are not met, in a...

    14. December 16, 2015

      Trafigura cleared by European Commmission to control Nyrstar

      European regulators on Wednesday declared they had no objections to Trafigura wielding de facto control of Nyrstar,...

    15. December 16, 2015

      EU court overturns €790m air cargo cartel fines

      The EU’s second highest court has overturned €790m in penalties against 11 airlines — including British Airways and Air...

    16. December 14, 2015

      Europe’s tech-mad teens face tighter parental controls

      European teenagers face having to secure parental permission to join the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat...

    17. December 10, 2015

      Renzi faces political backlash over Italian banks’ rescue

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s centre-left prime minister, is facing a political backlash over the €3.6bn rescue of four small...

    18. December 9, 2015

      Google faces Brussels move on ‘snippet tax’ for news

      Google faces another regulatory confrontation with Brussels after the European Commission said it will examine whether...

    19. December 8, 2015

      EU faces clash with media groups over access to subscriptions

      Brussels has set itself on a collision course with Hollywood, the Premier League and a host of media companies after...

    20. December 8, 2015

      EU accuses Qualcomm of impeding rivals

      The European Commission on Tuesday launched two antitrust cases against Qualcomm, charging the US technology company...

    21. December 8, 2015

      Brussels lays out concerns over O2 merger with Three

      Brussels will investigate four key areas in a full-scale probe into the £10.5bn takeover of O2 in the UK by CK...

    22. December 7, 2015

      European public broadcasters fight for sports rights

      Europe’s public broadcasters have asked for government intervention to prevent the best sports coverage disappearing...

    23. December 7, 2015

      EU to ease foreign ownership rules for airlines

      The European Commission has announced it is prepared to dilute its requirements on foreign investment for European...

    24. November 11, 2015

      Microsoft’s move raises risks of a fractured web

      When the European Court of Justice scrapped a longstanding transatlantic data transfer agreement last month, many in...

    25. November 11, 2015

      US cloud blows over Atlantic to find protection

      US tech companies have made a lot of their affinity with Germany and all things German in the aftermath of the...

    26. November 11, 2015

      EU red tape risks ‘new Dark Age’ in bioscience, warns UK minister

      Britain’s minister for life sciences and agritechnology has issued a stark warning to the EU that over-regulation could...

    27. November 11, 2015

      Dyson fails in attempt to change vacuum efficiency tests

      Dyson’s attempt to change energy labelling for vacuum cleaners has been rejected by an EU court, dealing a blow to the...

    28. November 10, 2015

      Vodafone declares turning point as investment pays off

      Vodafone will call on European competition regulators to investigate large incumbent telecoms groups such as BT and...

    29. November 8, 2015

      Europe’s single market is a cosy corporate club

      In the Volkswagen scandal the most shocking behaviour may not be that of the company but that of the German and other...

    30. November 6, 2015

      Institutional investors call for on-the-road CO2 tests

      Institutional investors with €12tn in assets under management are urging European policymakers to toughen up vehicle...

    31. November 5, 2015

      Transatlantic safe harbour deal still months away, EU warns

      Negotiations over a revised “safe harbour” agreement to ease transatlantic data transfers are likely to drag on for...

    32. November 3, 2015

      Aegon and CCB join ‘too big to fail’ list

      Global regulators trying to prevent another financial crisis are to subject Aegon and China Construction Bank to...

    33. November 1, 2015

      Europe has ducked its obligations on diesel cars

      Ever since the scandal over Volkswagen’s cheating in diesel emissions tests erupted, much public anger has been...

    34. October 22, 2015

      EU favours competition over deals in telecoms sector

      The European telecoms sector’s hopes for more consolidation took a blow last week after the EU’s digital commissioner...

    35. October 12, 2015

      Europe faces €106bn funding shortfall for digital goals

      European regulators’ ambitious targets for mobile and broadband coverage across the region will struggle to be met...

    36. October 9, 2015

      EU launches aircraft maintenance probe

      European regulators are investigating whether airlines are being forced to enter anti-competitive contracts to keep...

    37. October 6, 2015

      US tech companies overhaul operations after EU data ruling

      Technology companies in the US were left scrambling to overhaul their transatlantic operations after an EU court...

    38. October 1, 2015

      EU raises competition concerns over Rexam takeover

      Brussels has formally raised competition concerns with Ball Corporation over its proposed £4.4bn takeover of Rexam,...

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