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  1. April 17, 2014

    Uber taxi service suffers setback in Berlin

    Uber suffered its second blow in a week on Thursday as it faces a court battle in Berlin to establish the legality of the...

  2. April 16, 2014

    Jean-Claude Juncker seeks to open door for EU telecoms deals

    Europe’s telecom companies could soon be getting what they have long been begging for: looser EU competition rules that...

  1. April 15, 2014

    €10,000 fines threat for Uber taxis in Brussels

    Eurocrats hoping to hail a taxi at the touch of their smartphone by using the increasingly popular Uber app might have to...

  2. April 10, 2014

    Microsoft cloud system wins EU privacy regulators’ approval

    Microsoft’s privacy changes to its online enterprise cloud storage system won EU regulators’ approval for meeting the bloc’s...

  3. April 9, 2014

    Barnier proposes greater executive pay transparency

    Europe’s corporate executives would have to seek shareholder approval for their salaries and justify the pay gap between...

  4. March 24, 2014

    EU steps up probe into tax sweeteners for multinationals

    Brussels has stepped up its probe into alleged illegal sweeteners offered to multinationals by expanding the investigation...

  5. March 20, 2014

    EU reform needed to drive reshoring, study finds

    More companies would bring back parts of their business to the UK and the rest of Europe if the EU were reformed to become...

  6. March 19, 2014

    Medical device makers warn on tighter EU rules

    US medical device entrepreneurs who have relocated their businesses to Europe in search of a more favourable regulatory...

  7. March 13, 2014

    Bundesbank president attacks Angela Merkel’s policies

    The head of Germany’s Bundesbank has attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel’s reform agenda, warning that changes to the labour...

  8. March 7, 2014

    Brussels plans fresh rules on executive pay

    Europe’s corporate chiefs are facing a fresh public ordeal over pay as Brussels forces them to justify why they often earn...

  9. March 6, 2014

    Telecoms chiefs urge EU to reform competition rules

    Chief executives of Europe’s major telecoms groups have written to the European Commission to ask for an easing of...

  10. March 4, 2014

    EU countries seek to rewrite deal on fund manager pay

    Britain is leading a fightback against “extraterritorial” EU pay curbs on fund managers based in the US or Asia, which had...

  11. March 4, 2014

    Farage campaigns against legislation for Ukip donor’s e-cigarettes

    Ukip leader Nigel Farage appeared in a YouTube video telling Brussels not to legislate against e-cigarettes after his party...

  12. March 2, 2014

    Bank of England is urged to clamp down on bank bonuses

    The Bank of England is being urged to clamp down on bank bonus packages in a forthcoming review, with a senior Tory MP...

  13. February 26, 2014

    EU lays out antitrust case against Telefónica’s E-Plus deal

    Telefónica’s takeover bid in Germany would raise mobile prices by up to a third for some customers, according to a...

  14. February 26, 2014

    Peugeot must transform to justify French rule-bending

    As white knights go, this one is pretty off-colour. Last week France’s PSA Peugeot Citroën confirmed that Chinese carmaker...

  15. February 24, 2014

    Brussels probes UK state aid for Drax power station project

    Brussels has started a preliminary investigation into whether the UK breached state aid rules when it guaranteed a £75m loan...

  16. February 23, 2014

    Sweden’s directors braced for EU rule change

    Sweden’s much praised system of ownership and corporate governance will be undermined by new EU rules on directorships, say...

  17. February 23, 2014

    US pushes for greater transparency in EU business regulation

    The US is using transatlantic trade negotiations to push for a fundamental change in the way business regulations are...

  18. February 17, 2014

    Italian watchdog fines Ryanair and easyJet

    Italy’s antitrust watchdog, AGCM, has fined Ryanair and easyJet more than €1m for misleading customers to their websites...

  19. February 17, 2014

    EU telecoms commissioner upbeat on reform progress

    When Neelie Kroes, the EU’s telecoms commissioner, proposed last year to end roaming fees as part of her reforms to create a...

  20. February 12, 2014

    EU state aid rules hit flagship renewable energy projects

    Some of Britain’s flagship renewable energy projects have been thrown into doubt over EU concerns that the subsidies that...

  21. February 12, 2014

    KPN chief foresees wave of telecoms mergers

    KPN will find out in May whether it has succeeded in the ambition of many in the European telecoms market by merging its...

  22. February 10, 2014

    European telecoms sector eyes €100bn cuts

    As much as €100bn needs to be cut from costs to return the European telecoms sector to sustainable growth given forecasts of...

  23. 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...

  24. February 5, 2014

    Q&A: Google’s EU antitrust settlement

    The European Commission has settled its antitrust battle with Google, after the US company made further concessions over how...

  25. 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...

  26. January 31, 2014

    UK nuclear deal with EDF could waste £17.6bn, says Brussels

    Britain is potentially wasting up to £17.6bn of taxpayer support on a new nuclear plant that would be profitable without it,...

  27. January 29, 2014

    Ringfencing will make it harder to wind up failing banks

    The world has come along way since the G20 summit of September 2009, when political leaders sealed an unprecedented...

  28. January 28, 2014

    Ministers clash over EU regulatory burden

    The Conservative party’s internal divisions over Europe surfaced again on Monday, as two ministers publicly disagreed about...

  29. January 27, 2014

    David Cameron pleads for patience on UK recovery

    David Cameron has urged Britons to be “patient” as they wait for the benefits of the economic recovery to come through,...

  30. January 24, 2014

    David Cameron urges EU against ‘burdensome’ shale gas curbs

    David Cameron has urged European leaders to sweep away “burdensome” shale gas regulations, warning that energy companies...

  31. January 24, 2014

    David Cameron tries to push reshoring with new advisory service

    The British prime minister will on Friday throw his weight behind a drive to capitalise on the small but growing trend of...

  32. January 22, 2014

    French industry minister assails Brussels on state aid for industry

    France’s outspoken industry minister has launched a blistering attack on EU rules that restrict state aid to the sector,...

  33. January 22, 2014

    European court rejects UK challenge against EU short-selling ban

    Britain suffered a serious defeat in its campaign to limit the power of EU financial watchdogs after Europe’s highest court...

  34. January 17, 2014

    Miliband outlines plans to go further than coalition on bank reform

    Ed Miliband has set out Labour’s terms for its “reckoning” with the banking industry, promising a new tax on bank bonuses...

  35. January 16, 2014

    Structural change is the answer to the problem of bankers’ bonuses

    It is bonus time in the City of London. This annual ritual used to be about bankers, brokers and traders positioning...

  36. January 15, 2014

    Nick Leeson warns that banks are still under threat from rogue trading

    Nick Leeson makes an audience of finance professionals smile by telling them his mother would have liked him to have gone...

  37. January 13, 2014

    EU probes Hollywood film licensing deals with pay-TV groups

    Brussels has launched a full antitrust probe into how big Hollywood studios sell pay-TV rights to screen blockbuster films,...

  38. January 13, 2014

    Eurozone stress tests to gauge risk from shipping loans

    Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, has vowed to dispel the “fog” hanging over eurozone banks as his...

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