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
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
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: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) investigation uncovers evidence of massive tax-avoidance deals in the tiny country...
12 Nov 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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