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    1. October 9, 2014

      Q&A: What is the double Irish?

      The European Commission has threatened to launch a formal investigation into a vital aspect of Ireland’s tax system, known...

    2. October 9, 2014

      Brussels in crackdown on ‘double Irish’ tax loophole

      Brussels is challenging the “double Irish” tax avoidance measure prized by big US tech and pharma groups, putting pressure...

    1. October 7, 2014

      EU’s Amazon probe steps up pressure over tax deals

      The move by Brussels to open a formal investigation into Amazon’s tax arrangements in Luxembourg, confirmed on Tuesday, is...

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      October 7, 2014

      Asian companies fined the most for breaking US antitrust law

      Asian companies are the hardest hit by fines for breaking antitrust law in the US, a new Korean report has found. Fines...

    3. October 6, 2014

      Incoming EU digital chief warns on ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

      The EU’s incoming digital chief has warned that Europe’s online “right to be forgotten” ruling has to “stay an exception”....

    4. October 2, 2014

      Incoming antitrust head promises action on tax deals

      Europe’s incoming antitrust chief has promised a tough line on state-subsidised tax avoidance, saying she will “send a...

    5. October 2, 2014

      Tougher terms planned for Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

      Tougher profit clawback clauses are to be added to Britain’s Hinkley Point nuclear power plant contract, as ministers try to...

    6. 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...

    7. September 22, 2014

      UK agrees deal with EU on new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

      Britain has agreed terms with Brussels to secure approval for billions of pounds of public funding for Hinkley Point, the...

    8. September 18, 2014

      News Corp takes Google fight to Brussels

      In its occasionally fruitful but mostly tumultuous relationship with Google, News Corp has over the years referred to the...

    9. September 18, 2014

      Margrethe Vestager: EU’s new antitrust boss has steely reputation

      When Margrethe Vestager left Danish politics this month to become the country’s European commissioner in Brussels, she...

    10. September 17, 2014

      The big stick behind Google’s soft power approach to Europe

      Google has not had an easy recent run in Brussels. In early September, the competition commission threw back the search...

    11. August 17, 2014

      FTSE 350 audit tenders to almost double in 2014

      Nearly twice as many FTSE 350 businesses are expected to tender auditor mandates this year compared with last year, in...

    12. August 7, 2014

      Alitalia agrees rescue deal with Etihad

      Alitalia has been thrown a financial lifeline by Etihad Airways, with a deal set to be signed as early as Friday, Italy’s...

    13. July 18, 2014

      Apple faces threat of legal action over ‘in app’ payments

      Apple may face legal action in Europe over claims that it has not done enough to stop children making “in app” purchases...

    14. July 10, 2014

      Ford and Fiat-Chrysler call for EU reform

      European carmakers have called for reform of the EU as a new leadership takes shape in Brussels, demanding a radical rethink...

    15. July 9, 2014

      European regulators fine Servier of France

      European regulators have fined Servier of France and several other drugmakers €428m for blocking the introduction of cheaper...

    16. July 9, 2014

      Telecoms eye end to long cold spell for European deals

      Two mergers – one approved, one still in the works – do not make a summer in Europe’s telecommunications industry. The month...

    17. July 8, 2014

      EU ruling on commission pay prompts warning

      Companies face millions of pounds in compensation bills – and some could be put out of business – because of a ruling by EU...

    18. July 7, 2014

      Holcim and Lafarge outline disposal plans to secure €40bn merger

      Holcim and Lafarge have spelt out the divestments they plan to make as they attempt to win over antitrust regulators with...

    19. July 2, 2014

      Telecoms executives cheer Brussels’ antitrust decision on E-Plus

      Telecoms executives in Europe are cheering Brussels’ decision to remove a mobile network operator from as large a country as...

    20. June 30, 2014

      Cheaper mobile phone bills for EU roamers

      Travellers to the continent will see a drop in the cost of their mobile phone bills under EU regulations coming into force...

    21. June 30, 2014

      Telecoms: Europe’s scrambled signal

      Nothing would be smarter for Jens Sanford’s phone bill than emigrating. It would barely matter what border the German IT...

    22. June 29, 2014

      Growth fears surface as Germany faces shortage of skilled labour

      Germany is facing a severe labour market shortage, which could hit the country’s growth rate from as early as 2015. Research...

    23. June 16, 2014

      Manuel Valls warns French left against blocking reform

      Manuel Valls, France’s socialist prime minister, has warned the French left that it “could die” if it does not embrace...

    24. June 5, 2014

      Door opened for new EU cartel damage claims

      Europe’s highest court has opened up a new front in private damages claims against cartels, after finding that companies...

    25. June 3, 2014

      Google receives rush of requests to delete search results

      Google has received more than 41,000 requests in four days from Europeans wanting the company to remove personal information...

    26. May 30, 2014

      Google, Europe and web freedom

      Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the extent to which the security services snoop on individuals’ data communications,...

    27. May 21, 2014

      Google feels political wind shift against it in Europe

      Google has absorbed many blows in Europe over a torrid month: from court defeats over privacy to political jibes and even...

    28. May 16, 2014

      Germany issues break-up warning to Google

      Google is facing a growing backlash in Germany from the country’s political and business elites, as European parliament...

    29. 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...

    30. May 14, 2014

      Google and the search for privacy

      In what now seems like a different lifetime I worked as a junior reporter on The Daily Telegraph, then a fusty, traditional...

    31. May 13, 2014

      European Commission approves new Lloyds plan for TSB sale

      The European Commission has approved a revised plan by Lloyds Banking Group to float its TSB franchise, paving the way for...

    32. May 13, 2014

      EU backs ‘the right to be forgotten’

      The EU’s decision on Tuesday to back a “right to be forgotten” is the latest move by European authorities to bolster its...

    33. May 11, 2014

      Europe’s companies write off €360bn in late paid and unpaid debt

      The debt written off by Europe’s companies due to late payment or non-payment of bills has swelled to €360bn despite the...

    34. May 11, 2014

      Late payers squeezing Europe’s businesses

      “Late payments have affected our plans to expand the business. If we have plans to do things at certain times of year, we...

    35. April 29, 2014

      European Commission moves to end smartphone ‘patent wars’

      Samsung and Google’s Motorola will not be allowed to ignite new “patent wars” against Apple over the use of essential mobile...

    36. April 28, 2014

      Medical device maker Sequana raises $26m after quitting US

      A medical device start-up that relocated from California to Switzerland announced on Monday that it has raised $26.2m,...

    37. April 24, 2014

      City braced for EU ruling on financial transactions tax

      The City is braced for a ruling next week on Europe’s tax on financial transactions after the EU’s top court unexpectedly...

    38. April 24, 2014

      Virgin Atlantic chief dismisses EU fears over control of airline

      Concerns in Brussels that Delta Air Lines of the US controls Virgin Atlantic Airways were dismissed as “rubbish” by the boss...

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