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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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”...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    16. 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”....

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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