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BELGIUM

Google faces record EU anti-trust fine: sources

The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator will decide a historic case against Google in the coming weeks that could see the internet giant hit with a record fine, sources said...

19 Jun 2017

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

BELGIUM

Hackers attack two Belgian media groups

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Hackers launched attacks on Monday against the Belgian media groups Rossel and IPM, targeting the websites of newspapers in Belgium and France, officials said....

15 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

BELGIUM

EU quizzes Google rivals in stalled anti-trust case

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The EU's new anti-trust regulators have asked Google's rivals for fresh information before taking forward a sensitive four-year probe into the US Internet giant's activities, competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Thursday...

12 Dec 2014

BELGIUM

Dodgy duchy deals: Juncker says no 'conflict of interest' over Luxembourg tax breaks

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker is fighting off charges of a conflict of interest over an inquiry into huge tax breaks agreed with top global companies when he was Luxembourg premier...

13 Nov 2014

LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg, Juncker under fire after global tax leaks

LUXEMBOURG: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) investigation uncovers evidence of massive tax-avoidance deals in the tiny country...

12 Nov 2014

BELGIUM

EU anti-trust boss says Google fears are irrational

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union's (EU) top anti-trust official sharply criticised the "irrational" response by European politicians to the Brussels investigation of Google.

17 Oct 2014

BELGIUM

Amazon facing EU probe over tax deals

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union has snagged Amazon as the authorities widen their probe into sweetheart tax deals for major multinationals, saying these are unfair to competitors and taxpayers.

8 Oct 2014

BELGIUM

Apple's "sweet" tax deal with Ireland being scrutinised

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The prospect of the European Union accusing Apple of getting illegal tax breaks in Ireland has reopened a debate on how European countries attract multinational businesses. It has also put Dublin back in the spotlight.

1 Oct 2014

BELGIUM

Samsung, Philips and Infineon fined for cartel

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission has fined Infineon, Philips and Samsung a total of €138m for forming a smartcard chip cartel in Europe in its latest anti-trust case against technology firms.

4 Sep 2014

BELGIUM

EU clears Apple's $3bn Beats deal despite Bose legal claims

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission has cleared Apple's $3bn purchase of US headphone manufacturer and music streaming business Beats despite Bose lodging court papers claiming patent infringements.

29 Jul 2014

BELGIUM

EU says international companies got 'illegal state aid'

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union launched a probe to determine whether the special tax deals offered to Apple and Starbucks by authorities in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands amount to illegal state aid.

12 Jun 2014

BELGIUM

Europe's cyber-security policy under attack

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Even as Europe powered up its most ambitious ever cyber-security exercise this month, doubts were being raised over whether the continent's patchwork of online police was right for the job.

5 May 2014

BELGIUM

EU to scrap mobile roaming fees

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Parliament endorsed a sweeping package of EU telecommunications reforms, including a much-awaited measure to end roaming charges for cross-border mobile phone use.

4 Apr 2014

BELGIUM

Turkey internet law raises 'serious concerns' for EU

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Turkey's new Internet law raises "serious concerns" over government control and the public's access to information, the European Commission said on Thursday (6 February).

7 Feb 2014

BELGIUM

EU to probe US film licensing to pay-TV firms

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The HAS EU launched a probe into licensing arrangements by the major US film studios which may prevent European pay-TV operators from showing their movies in more than one country.

15 Jan 2014

BELGIUM

EU seeks public comment on Samsung anti-trust remedies

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - The European Commission called a public review on the remedies offered by South Korean electronics company Samsung concerning allegations it has abused its dominant market position in its fight with Apple.

18 Oct 2013

BELGIUM

NSA snooped on Belgium phone company: report

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Belgian telecom giant Belgacom said on Monday its network had suffered an "intrusion" which a media report blamed on the US National Security Agency (NSA) as it snooped on communications in Africa and the Middle East.

17 Sep 2013

BELGIUM

Calls to tighten Internet controls in EU

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The Europe Union's (EU) justice commissioner has hailed a call by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for tighter privacy controls on Internet companies amid reports of sweeping US government surveillance online.

16 Jul 2013

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