• Google rivals ask EU regulators to stop shady search practices

    Google rivals ask EU regulators to stop shady search practices

    The backlash against Google is growing on both sides of the Atlantic. A group of 165 companies and industry bodies are calling on the European Union’s antitrust enforcers to crack down on the
  • EU accuses Amazon of using merchants’ data to boost its own business

    EU accuses Amazon of using merchants’ data to boost its own business

    European Union officials charged Amazon with antitrust violations Tuesday for allegedly harvesting data from outside merchants to boost its own retail business. The European Commission said it has
  • Brexit: negotiations will continue in Brussels

    Brexit: negotiations will continue in Brussels

    After a period of tension and breakdown in talks, London and the European Union resumed talks on Thursday. These resumed Thursday and will continue until Wednesday, before being moved to Brussels. However, negotiators believe they are far from an agreement.
  • Facebook may have to stop sending European user data to US

    Facebook may have to stop sending European user data to US

    Facebook may be forced to stop sending data about its European users to the US, in the first major fallout from a recent court ruling that found some trans-Atlantic data transfers don’t protect users from American government snooping. The social network said Wednesday that Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has started an inquiry into how Facebook …
  • European Commission orders AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

    European Commission orders AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

    The European Commission has placed its first official order for a coronavirus vaccine with a deal to buy 300 million doses of AstraZeneca’s experimental shot, officials said Friday. The body plans to donate vaccines to lower- and middle-income countries through its agreement with the British drugmaker, which gives it the option to buy another 100 …
  • European Union Reaches $857 Billion Coronavirus Recovery Deal

    European Union Reaches $857 Billion Coronavirus Recovery Deal

    The European Union reached a “historic” deal early Tuesday morning on a massive coronavirus stimulus plan after nearly five days of intense negotiations. The deal includes $857 billion in grants and loans, the largest joint borrowing in the history of the E.U., which will go towards repairing and rebuilding the economies of the group’s 27 …
  • Apple wins landmark battle with EU over $15 billion tax bill

    Apple wins landmark battle with EU over $15 billion tax bill

    Apple on Wednesday was handed a major victory by Europe’s second-highest court, which rejected a European Union order for the tech giant to pay $15 billion in back taxes. It is the culmination of a tax battle that has been raging since 2016, when the European Commission ruled that Apple had artificially reduced its tax …
  • European Union eyes tariffs on American coal, farm goods over trade dispute

    European Union eyes tariffs on American coal, farm goods over trade dispute

    The European Union wants to slap tariffs on American industries that are politically near and dear to President Trump and congressional Republicans this election year, a new report says. The EU has asked the World Trade Organization for permission to impose tariffs on $11.2 billion worth of US exports that would hammer farmers, coal producers …
  • EU officials launch antitrust probes of Apple’s App Store, Apple Pay

    EU officials launch antitrust probes of Apple’s App Store, Apple Pay

    European Union regulators have launched two antitrust investigations focused on whether Apple violated competition rules in its App Store and its mobile payment service. The probes mark the European Commission’s latest crackdown on tech giants over competition concerns. Regulators could fine Apple up to 10 percent of its annual revenue if they find the company …
  • European Union plans antitrust charges against Amazon: report

    European Union plans antitrust charges against Amazon: report

    The European Union is planning to file antitrust charges against Amazon for its habit of copying third-party products, according to a new report. The charges against the ecommerce juggernaut could arrive as soon as next week and are the latest step in a two-year investigation into Amazon’s practices, according to the Wall Street Journal. The …