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BELGIUM

South Africa's Pondering Panda presents in Belgium
South Africa's Pondering Panda presents in Belgium

The South African consumer insights company, Pondering Panda, will be presenting mobile research insights at the 2014 BAQMaR conference being held in Ghent in Belgium on Wednesday 26 November 2014, as an invited speaker...

25 Nov 2014 11:04

BELGIUM

Dodgy duchy deals: Juncker says no 'conflict of interest' over Luxembourg tax breaks
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 13:21

BELGIUM

Luxembourg, Juncker under fire after global tax leaks
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 06:39

BELGIUM

EU denounces Hungary's internet tax as "bad"
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 09:16

BELGIUM

EU anti-trust boss says Google fears are irrational
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 11:48

BELGIUM

Amazon facing EU probe over tax deals
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 09:10

BELGIUM

Apple's "sweet" tax deal with Ireland being scrutinised
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 11:30

BELGIUM

Samsung, Philips and Infineon fined for cartel
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 11:04

BELGIUM

EU to convert TV frequencies to mobile
EU to convert TV frequencies to mobile

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union should convert a whole spectrum of television and radio frequencies for use by mobile broadband by around 2020 as smartphone use soars, a report has urged.

2 Sep 2014 09:09

BELGIUM

EU clears Apple's $3bn Beats deal despite Bose legal claims
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 09:02

BELGIUM

EU says international companies got 'illegal state aid'
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 07:44

BELGIUM

Europe's cyber-security policy under attack
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 07:14

BELGIUM

EU to scrap mobile roaming fees
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 07:50

BELGIUM

Turkey internet law raises 'serious concerns' for EU
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 08:26

BELGIUM

EU to probe US film licensing to pay-TV firms
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 09:56

BELGIUM

EU seeks public comment on Samsung anti-trust remedies
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 11:32

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 08:36

BELGIUM

EU's promise to end roaming charges
EU's promise to end roaming charges

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union (EU) presents a radical telecommunications industry shake-up this week, aimed at creating a single, fully connected European market and removing unpopular mobile phone roaming charges it claims are unjustified.

12 Sep 2013 06:45

BELGIUM

E-cigarette makers go to war with EU
E-cigarette makers go to war with EU

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Makers and users of electronic cigarettes on Tuesday (3 September) went to war against the European Union's plans to class the devices as medicinal products, saying any such move would end up harming public health.

4 Sep 2013 14:06

BELGIUM

Mobile cost disparities in EU
Mobile cost disparities in EU

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The cost of making mobile phone calls remains a national lottery, up to eight times higher in the most expensive EU countries compared with the cheapest ones, the European Commission said on Tuesday (6 August).

7 Aug 2013 12:07

BELGIUM

Calls to tighten Internet controls in EU
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 07:20

BELGIUM

Competitors slam Google proposals as 'self-advertising'
Competitors slam Google proposals as 'self-advertising'

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Google's competitors on Tuesday warned the European Commission that a set of proposals put forward by the US Internet giant to meet EU antitrust rules constituted "self-advertising" and would do nothing to create a level playing field for searches.

27 Jun 2013 10:37

BELGIUM

EU welcomes pledge by Egypt for 'open' internet

BRUSSEL, BELGIUM / CAIRO, EGYPT: Europe's Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes has welcomed a pledge by Egypt to maintain an 'open' Internet that would not be subject to government shut downs, as was the case during the 2011 uprising.

29 May 2013 11:43

BELGIUM

Only a few days left to enter Pentawards 2013
Only a few days left to enter Pentawards 2013

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Registrations for the Pentawards 2013, a worldwide packaging design awards competition, will be closed definitively Friday, 24 May at midnight, Los Angeles time.

14 May 2013 13:48

BELGIUM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013 11:05

BELGIUM

Pentawards 2013: Call for entries
Pentawards 2013: Call for entries

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Pentawards 2013 has called for entries so if you're a packaging designer and you want your work to be recognised, enter now!

15 Apr 2013 09:24

BELGIUM

EU clears Penguin, Random House publishing venture

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission cleared Friday a venture between British publisher Pearson and Germany's Bertelsmann to create a new publishing giant, Penguin Random House.

11 Apr 2013 11:12

BELGIUM

Microsoft, Oracle do battle with Google
Microsoft, Oracle do battle with Google

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Google was in the firing line again on Tuesday (8 April) after a group of major companies, including Microsoft and Oracle, complained to the European Commission over Google's offerings for Android-powered mobile phones.

10 Apr 2013 07:27

BELGIUM

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance
Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012 08:23

BELGIUM

Nikon's big hands campaign draws attention
Nikon's big hands campaign draws attention

PARIS, FRANCE: Across major cities in Europe, Nikon builds huge sculpted 'hands' in a pose, as though holding a Nikon camera.

7 Nov 2012 10:29

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