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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. March 19, 2015

      Europe presses UK to increase female director numbers

      UK companies will face increased pressure to raise the number of women on their boards under European plans to remedy gender...

    2. March 12, 2015

      EU data protection rules shake-up set to rile US tech groups

      EU member states are expected to back data protection reforms that US technology groups have labelled a “Eurovision Song...

    3. March 9, 2015

      In the telecoms industry, the consumer comes first

      Nobody applies to be European antitrust chief if they do not relish a fight. Much time is spent in running battles with...

    4. March 8, 2015

      Competition chief sends tough message to EU telecoms

      Europe’s new antitrust chief has warned that telecoms mergers must not endanger “affordable prices” for consumers, in a shot...

    5. March 8, 2015

      Europe antitrust chief not afraid of starting a fight

      Google, Gazprom, Apple and Amazon beware: Margrethe Vestager is not a competition enforcer inclined to settle cases in...

    6. March 8, 2015

      EU pushes ahead with shareholder rights law despite concerns

      Every EU member state could be forced to introduce measures to reward long-term shareholders, even as concern rises that...

    7. March 2, 2015

      Public outrage is the perfect stick to prod HSBC into break-up

      Sitting in his spacious and elegantly decorated office in central Paris, a senior executive at a large French bank is...

    8. February 26, 2015

      Google shapes up for the journey to adulthood

      Were Google a human being, it would still be too young to vote. Yet the US technology group, which was founded in 1998, has...

    9. February 25, 2015

      Google shakes up European units in face of tougher rules

      Google is overhauling its European business to meet the challenge of a changing and more combative regulatory landscape on...

    10. February 25, 2015

      EU set to act on Gazprom antitrust case in ‘matter of weeks’

      The EU is only weeks from launching one of its biggest antitrust battles by proceeding with its case against Gazprom,...

    11. February 23, 2015

      Brussels launches in-depth probe into GE’s tie-up with Alstom

      Brussels has launched in-depth probe into GE’s partial takeover of French industrial champion Alstom, in a signal that...

    12. February 23, 2015

      Facebook’s new privacy policy violates European law, report finds

      Facebook has been accused of violating EU data protection rules as the social network became the latest US technology...

    13. February 22, 2015

      ‘I am not a martyr’, says LuxLeaks whistleblower facing jail

      When Antoine Deltour decided to carry out one of the biggest financial leaks in history, he did not know what he was getting...

    14. February 6, 2015

      Google risks legal action over ‘right to be forgotten’ report

      Google could face legal action after Europe’s privacy watchdogs rejected the conclusions of an independent group of experts...

    15. February 4, 2015

      ICAP to fight €14.9m Brussels fine

      ICAP is to fight a €14.9m fine imposed on it by European antitrust authorities for aiding a cartel in the yen swaps markets...

    16. January 27, 2015

      Preserve competition in the UK mobile market

      Britain’s mobile business is going through a frenzy of speed dating. In the past month, the UK’s traditional fixed-line...

    17. January 20, 2015

      EU digital economy commissioner tells Google to make concessions

      Google must make further concessions to the European Union to resolve the long-running competition case in internet search,...

    18. January 11, 2015

      Europe is wrong to take a sledgehammer to Big Google

      It is the continent’s favourite hobby, and even the European Parliament cannot resist: having a pop at the world’s biggest...

    19. January 6, 2015

      Global fines for price-fixing hit $5.3bn record high

      Fines meted out to companies for price-fixing reached a record high in 2014, as antitrust authorities cracked down on...

    20. December 23, 2014

      Top truckmakers operated cartel for 14 years, says EU

      Europe’s biggest truckmakers operated a cartel over 14 years going back to 1997 that held up the progress of...

    21. December 17, 2014

      Uber calls on Brussels to stop French ban

      Uber, the San Francisco-based car hailing app business, has tried to circumvent attempts to stop it operating in France by...

    22. December 15, 2014

      Google facing prospect of €15m fine from Dutch regulators

      Google faces its largest ever fine from a European regulator after the Dutch Data Protection Agency threatened the...

    23. December 11, 2014

      Spain’s flawed challenge to the mighty Google

      Google is in conflict with European governments and regulators on many fronts, most notably regarding its market power and...

    24. December 11, 2014

      EU lorry shake-up faces long delay

      European Union governments have agreed new rules that could put an end to the brick-shaped lorries that campaign groups say...

    25. December 11, 2014

      Google makes shifts from Spain and Russia

      Google is shutting down its news service in Spain in one of the tech company’s most defiant responses yet to an increasingly...

    26. December 8, 2014

      Why Silicon Valley struggles to conquer Europe

      Has Google lost its compass? Or has the EU lost its way? Apparently both. The world’s most powerful search engine can...

    27. November 27, 2014

      Euro-MPs eye action to break up Google

      The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for EU regulators to consider Google’s break-up, capping a torrid...

    28. November 26, 2014

      Europe’s demands on Google mount

      Google was under fire on two fronts in Europe on Wednesday as privacy watchdogs told it to apply the “right to be forgotten”...

    29. November 25, 2014

      Washington weighs in on EU Google probe

      Capitol Hill hit back at EU lawmakers on Tuesday for politicising an antitrust investigation into Google, as tensions rose...

    30. November 21, 2014

      Google break-up plan emerges from Brussels

      The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the...

    31. November 6, 2014

      Qualcomm faces two new antitrust probes

      Qualcomm faces three investigations into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour, as it revealed new probes in the US and...

    32. October 30, 2014

      Telecoms groups hope for shift in EU regulation

      A lost decade for Europe’s biggest telecoms companies could finally be coming to an end. The arrival of a new European...

    33. October 28, 2014

      Google case casts shadow over competition chief Almunia’s legacy

      As Europe’s competition chief, Joaquín Almunia slapped record cartel fines on rate-rigging banks, led an assault on cosy...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    38. 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”....

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