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21 Oct 2019
17 Oct 2019
Britain asks EU to postpone Brexit for third time after UK lawmakers delay vote on withdrawal deal (Oct 19)
EU Council President Donald Tusk said he has received a letter from the British government requesting an extension of the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline.
4 Oct 2019
The Brussels-based institution believes that part of Broadcom's business could be creating "serious and irreparable harm to competition."
25 Sep 2019
The ruling could let EU nations override other countries' own laws, critics say.
17 Sep 2019
Google emerged victorious in a landmark privacy case at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday, after Europe's top court ruled that the US search-engine giant need not apply EU 'right to be forgotten' rules across all its global search results.
16 Sep 2019
Apple will launch a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European Commission order to pay 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion) in Irish back taxes in a landmark case in the EU's crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
27 Jun 2019
Facebook announced big plans to revolutionize payments in Europe with the launch of a virtual currency. But EU finance ministers see libra as a risk to monetary stability.
"She hates the United States perhaps worse than any person I've ever met," Trump said in an interview with Fox Business Network in an apparent reference to EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
26 Jun 2019
EU antitrust regulators want U.S. chipmaker Broadcom to scrap its exclusivity clauses with TV and modem makers to avoid irreparable harm to the market while they investigate whether this tactic and others are designed to block rivals.
24 May 2019
Qualcomm may have to pay a second big fine to the European Union over antitrust concerns for how it handled sales of 3G chips for mobile hotspot and dongles, just over a year after the chip maker was issued a $1.23 billion financial penalty for illegally shutting out modem rivals from supplying Apple.
14 May 2019
Ireland's Data Protection Commission says its probe will examine whether Google's processing of data in advertising transactions breaches EU privacy rules.
16 Apr 2019
The European Commission's plan for a wifi-based standard for cars endorsed by Volkswagen faces a two-month delay as EU countries wait for legal advice on the proposal.
10 Apr 2019
Google will have to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook filter out protected content under new copyright rules aimed at ensuring fair compensation for the European Union's $1 trillion creative industries.
The probe will look into the Microsoft products and services used by the institutions and whether the contractual agreements between them and the U.S. software company are GDPR-compliant.
20 Dec 2018
The European Union has published new guidelines on developing ethical AI.
18 Jul 2018
Twenty-nine companies and research bodies will take part in the project, among them Robert Bosch, Infineon, STMicroelectronics, Osram, Carl Zeiss, GlobalFoundries and Murata.
15 Jun 2018
On Wednesday, the European Union is expected to rule that Google illegally used the market dominance of its smartphone software, Android, to stifle competition, hitting the Alphabet-owned company with a hefty fine and aiming to change some of its business practices.
25 Jan 2018
Once again European lawmakers are set to vote on a bill that promises to change the internet as we know it.
17 Nov 2017
The European Commision (EC), the EU's legislative and regulatory arm, said its investigation, which lasted for more than two years, concluded that Qualcomm paid Apple billions of dollars to keep it from buying LTE baseband chips from Qualcomm's rivals, violating EU antitrust rules.
22 Sep 2017
Qualcomm may win European Union approval for its takeover of NXP Semiconductors by the end of the year after striking a final deal with regulators on patent licensing issues, according to people familiar with the review.
25 Jul 201730 Jun 2017
Globalfoundries has asked European antitrust regulators to investigate market leader TSMC, accusing the Taiwan-based firm of unfair competition, an industry source said on Monday.
28 Jun 20179 Dec 2016
EU antitrust authorities have halted their scrutiny of Qualcomm's $38 billion bid for NXP Semiconductors after the companies failed to provide relevant information.
20 Oct 201620 Sep 2016
6 Sep 2016
Microsoft will shut down Skype's London offices, making most of its employees redundant, and terminating the headquarters of a rare European technology champion. The closure comes at a time when the British tech industry is desperate to indicate that it is thriving and open for business in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the EU.
The Financial Times
1 Sep 201614 Jul 201630 Jun 2016
Japan's government has warned that Brexit could result in the country's firms moving their European head offices out of Britain.
27 Jun 2016
The Chinese yuan fell to its weakest level against the US dollar since late 2010, after China's central bank cut its daily-fix value for the currency by the biggest margin since a one-time devaluation in August 2015.
Wall Street Journal
24 Jun 2016
The Institute of Directors (IoD) surveyed 1,000 of its members and found that a quarter planned to freeze recruitment.
23 Jun 201631 May 201619 May 2016
UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK's "independence day" but the Remain camp called it a "catastrophe."
26 Apr 201621 Apr 201620 Apr 201615 Dec 2015
A brief history of a dominant Google's soul-searching competition battle in the EU.
24 Nov 2015
Europe's competition regulator has accused Qualcomm of predatory pricing and paying a major handset maker to use its 4G baseband chips exclusively.
European antitrust regulators cleared on Monday Avago Technologies planned US$37 billion takeover of rival chipmaker Broadcom without conditions.