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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. April 17, 2014

    Uber taxi service suffers setback in Berlin

    Uber suffered its second blow in a week on Thursday as it faces a court battle in Berlin to establish the legality of the...

  26. April 16, 2014

    Jean-Claude Juncker seeks to open door for EU telecoms deals

    Europe’s telecom companies could soon be getting what they have long been begging for: looser EU competition rules that...

  27. April 15, 2014

    €10,000 fines threat for Uber taxis in Brussels

    Eurocrats hoping to hail a taxi at the touch of their smartphone by using the increasingly popular Uber app might have to...

  28. April 10, 2014

    Microsoft cloud system wins EU privacy regulators’ approval

    Microsoft’s privacy changes to its online enterprise cloud storage system won EU regulators’ approval for meeting the bloc’s...

  29. April 9, 2014

    Barnier proposes greater executive pay transparency

    Europe’s corporate executives would have to seek shareholder approval for their salaries and justify the pay gap between...

  30. March 24, 2014

    EU steps up probe into tax sweeteners for multinationals

    Brussels has stepped up its probe into alleged illegal sweeteners offered to multinationals by expanding the investigation...

  31. March 20, 2014

    EU reform needed to drive reshoring, study finds

    More companies would bring back parts of their business to the UK and the rest of Europe if the EU were reformed to become...

  32. March 19, 2014

    Medical device makers warn on tighter EU rules

    US medical device entrepreneurs who have relocated their businesses to Europe in search of a more favourable regulatory...

  33. March 13, 2014

    Bundesbank president attacks Angela Merkel’s policies

    The head of Germany’s Bundesbank has attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel’s reform agenda, warning that changes to the labour...

  34. March 7, 2014

    Brussels plans fresh rules on executive pay

    Europe’s corporate chiefs are facing a fresh public ordeal over pay as Brussels forces them to justify why they often earn...

  35. March 6, 2014

    Telecoms chiefs urge EU to reform competition rules

    Chief executives of Europe’s major telecoms groups have written to the European Commission to ask for an easing of...

  36. March 4, 2014

    EU countries seek to rewrite deal on fund manager pay

    Britain is leading a fightback against “extraterritorial” EU pay curbs on fund managers based in the US or Asia, which had...

  37. March 4, 2014

    Farage campaigns against legislation for Ukip donor’s e-cigarettes

    Ukip leader Nigel Farage appeared in a YouTube video telling Brussels not to legislate against e-cigarettes after his party...

  38. March 2, 2014

    Bank of England is urged to clamp down on bank bonuses

    The Bank of England is being urged to clamp down on bank bonus packages in a forthcoming review, with a senior Tory MP...

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