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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

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 denounces Hungary's internet tax as "bad"

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union (EU) denounced Hungary's plan for an internet tax as a new threat to political freedom in the country and also a threat to broader EU economic growth.

29 Oct 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 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