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    1. 19 hours ago

      High Ho! Disneyland Paris faces Brussels pricing probe

      Brussels is targeting Disneyland Paris for allegedly overcharging British and German customers on the basis of where...

    2. July 26, 2015

      Concerns grow over EU digital rules targeting American companies

      It has been a tough year for American tech firms in Europe. Apple and Amazon are being investigated for sweetheart tax...

    1. July 24, 2015

      Cans and phones keep EU regulator busy

      Please don’t call it a can of worms. Never mind that the proposed £4.3bn takeover of Rexam by Ball of the US would give...

    2. July 23, 2015

      Brussels in antitrust case against Sky and six Hollywood studios

      Brussels accused Sky UK and six leading Hollywood studios of breaking antitrust law on Thursday, in a landmark case...

    3. July 21, 2015

      European tech: In Silicon Valley’s shadow

      Ambarish Mitra remembers the phone call well. The voice at the other end — from a US company he refuses to identify —...

    4. July 21, 2015

      Rivals ask EU to probe Google’s role in advert technology market

      Google is facing a new threat in its legal battle with Brussels, as its rivals ask regulators to probe the group’s...

    5. July 16, 2015

      Cameron opens new front in war on porn

      David Cameron has opened a new front in his war on porn after Brussels made Britain’s “adult filter” illegal under new...

    6. July 16, 2015

      Qualcomm faces EU scrutiny over antitrust allegations

      Qualcomm is to be the subject of an EU antitrust investigation after Brussels said it would probe whether the...

    7. July 13, 2015

      EU tax: Tough love for multinationals’ sweetheart deals

      Until a few months ago, the medieval town of Athenry in County Galway owed its fame mainly to a song. Irish rugby and...

    8. July 9, 2015

      MasterCard faces EU antitrust charges over fees

      MasterCard faces formal antitrust charges in Brussels after the European Commission accused the payments company of...

    9. July 3, 2015

      Brussels cheese ruling grates with Italians

      The bright white balls of buffalo mozzarella soaking in water are among the main attractions at Volpetti, a gourmet...

    10. June 30, 2015

      EU net neutrality to allow fast streaming

      European lawmakers have agreed a final proposal to scrap mobile phone roaming charges and adopt new rules on “net...

    11. June 24, 2015

      Google heads queue to lobby Brussels

      Google had more high-level lobbying meetings with the European Commission than any other business in the past six...

    12. June 17, 2015

      Former Polish deputy PM to warn Germany over EU single market

      It takes a doughty European commissioner to confront Germany for cosseting its beloved engineers from the competitive...

    13. June 17, 2015

      EU telecoms groups call on Brussels to speed up regulatory reform

      Chief executives from some of Europe’s largest telecoms groups have written to Donald Tusk, president of the European...

    14. June 15, 2015

      EU’s Margrethe Vestager hits out against telecoms consolidation

      Margrethe Vestager, EU competition commissioner, has thrown down a marker of her intent to curtail consolidation in...

    15. June 14, 2015

      EU members poised to back online privacy rules

      All 28 EU nations are today set to sign up to landmark online privacy rules intended to protect consumers, despite...

    16. June 11, 2015

      Brussels launches antitrust investigation into Amazon

      The European Commission has launched an antitrust investigation to determine whether Amazon, the US-based online...

    17. June 8, 2015

      Telefónica’s KPN deal challenged over impact on competition

      The €8.6bn acquisition by Telefónica of KPN’s German business is set to be contested in front of the EU general court...

    18. May 28, 2015

      The short working week that holds France back

      Few laws better typify the rigidities to which the French labour market is prone than the one ordaining the notorious...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. April 22, 2015

      Brussels accuses Gazprom over stranglehold

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

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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