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    1. May 19, 2015

      British songwriters not receiving ‘fair pay’ from tech platforms

      British songwriters and composers are not being paid fairly by streaming services such as YouTube and SoundCloud, the head...

    2. May 19, 2015

      Business greets Javid pledge to cut red tape with scepticism

      Businesses and lobby groups welcomed promises on Tuesday to cut “a further” £10bn in regulation over the life of the new...

    1. May 6, 2015

      EU sets out plan to shake up Europe’s digital market

      The US tech industry has reacted with deep wariness to Europe’s plans to expand its digital economy, even as the formal...

    2. May 5, 2015

      BNP division faces Swiss franc loan probe

      BNP Paribas’s personal finance subsidiary has been placed under formal investigation for allegedly deceiving thousands of...

    3. May 4, 2015

      Europe’s timid embrace of the digital economy

      Spend too long in Brussels or Strasbourg and you might diagnose Europe with chronic technophobia. Every digital innovation...

    4. May 3, 2015

      EU should resist urge to rig the rules of cyber space

      It seems to be open hunting season across much of Europe. The prey: big American companies that, in the eyes of many, are...

    5. April 30, 2015

      Silicon Valley braced for expected Brussels scrutiny

      Google may not be enough for the European Commission. Uber, Apple, Amazon, Netflix — almost every internet company that has...

    6. April 30, 2015

      Healthy liquidity diet needed to survive future financial shocks

      What are the big risks to the stability of western financial markets today? This week I posed that question to powerful...

    7. April 30, 2015

      EU to probe popular US sites over data use and search

      Brussels is set to widen its front against US tech companies just two weeks after the launch of its landmark competition...

    8. April 29, 2015

      Apple warns of ‘material’ financial damage from Irish tax probe

      Apple has warned investors that it could face “material” financial penalties from the European Commission’s investigation...

    9. April 29, 2015

      European disintegration threatens business on the internet

      The project of European integration that began in 1957 with the signing of the Treaty of Rome, like the world wide web that...

    10. April 27, 2015

      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...

    11. April 27, 2015

      Brussels treads a fine line in gas pricing case against Gazprom

      Much like superheroes of comic book lore, competition authorities strive to protect the man in the street from hulking...

    12. April 24, 2015

      The bold Brussels ‘eurocrats’ who command the world’s respect

      It is that rare thing: a policy made in Brussels that clearly works. The bold moves against Google and Gazprom over the past...

    13. April 24, 2015

      Need for better commodity regulation deepens

      I recognise that the recent decline in gas and oil prices may have somewhat diminished the level of public and policy...

    14. April 23, 2015

      The EU makes a mess of bioengineered food

      Never watch laws or sausages being made: a maxim often attributed to Otto von Bismarck, one of Europe’s greatest statesmen....

    15. April 22, 2015

      Brussels accuses Gazprom over stranglehold

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

    16. April 21, 2015

      Vestager takes a tough stance on Gazprom

      More than a decade after it started investigating the European gas market, and long after it forced the continent’s biggest...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. April 17, 2015

      How Google found itself ‘on the wrong side of history’

      The private lunch in Brussels, a week before Christmas Day in 2012, had an almost celebratory air. Google chairman Eric...

    21. April 17, 2015

      Taking on Google is the Madisonian way

      I love Google. As a writer, I use it regularly to check my facts and choose my words. As a middle-aged man no longer made...

    22. 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...

    23. April 15, 2015

      EU set to follow Google case with broader competition crackdown

      The EU signalled a more activist period in European competition enforcement on Wednesday, as Brussels warned that charges...

    24. 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...

    25. April 15, 2015

      Google: searching for answers

      Call it the law of large companies: Google has been accused of breaching antitrust rules. In a worst-case scenario the...

    26. 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...

    27. April 15, 2015

      Regulators will be next challenge for Nokia Alcatel-Lucent deal

      Nokia and Alcatel will need to convince regulators in nine countries including the US and China that their proposed tie-up...

    28. 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...

    29. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The EU will launch one of the defining antitrust cases of the internet era today,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    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. March 25, 2015

      Hungary bows to EU pressure on nuclear fuel deal

      Hungary has agreed to EU demands that it diversify its nuclear fuel supply away from Russia, removing one of the main...

    38. March 25, 2015

      Women make inroads on UK boards but top slots remain elusive

      Women account for fewer than one in 10 senior executives at the UK’s biggest public companies, even as the overall number of...

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