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EU loses big Starbucks tax case, wins on Fiat

Sep 24, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Starbucks is spared from paying 30 million euros to the Netherlands, while Fiat must pay roughly the same amount to Luxembourg

In this photo taken on September 22, 2019 the Starbucks Coffee logo and the european flag are pictured together. - EU General Court is expected to rule on whether Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager was right to demand unpaid taxes from Starbucks and a unit of Fiat Chrysler on September 24. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

EU competition chief Vestager gains power in new Commission

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:50 PM

'This commission will be a geopolitical commission, I want the European Union and thus the commission to be the guardian of multilateralism,' says new European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen

TOP TEAM. European Commission President German Ursula von der Leyen gives a press conference to announce the names of the new European commissioners, on September 10, 2019 at the European Commission in Brussels. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

EU launches in-depth probe on Amazon over data use

Jul 17, 2019 - 7:10 PM

With its probe, the EU competition watchdog is seeking to expand its oversight powers to data, the most prized asset for Silicon Valley giants that now dominate web use worldwide

PROBING AMAZON. This file photo taken on March 4, 2019 shows the Amazon logo at the entrance area of the Amazon logistics centre in Lauwin-Planque, northern France. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

EU fines Google for antitrust breach

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:22 PM

(UPDATED) The fine brings Google's total tab with the EU to 8.2 billion euros in less than two years. This is far less than the maximum fine of 10% of Google's annual turnover.

EU vetoes train-maker merger, drawing France's fury

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:48 PM

(UPDATED) 'The Commission prohibited the merger because the companies were not willing to address our serious competition concerns,' says the EU's powerful antitrust sheriff, Margrethe Vestager

TOP TRAIN MAKER. This file photo taken on November 19, 2009, shows an employee of Alstom walking past locomotives in a testing workshop of French engineering giant Alstom in Belfort, eastern France. Sebastien Bozom/AFP

Google hit with record 4.3-billion euro fine in EU over Android

Jul 18, 2018 - 7:07 PM

(UPDATED) The new sanction nearly doubles the previous record EU anti-trust fine of 2.4 billion euros, which also targeted Google, in that case for the Silicon Valley titan's shopping comparison service in 2017. Google says it will appeal the fine

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair ( Viva Technology), on May 24, 2018 in Paris. File photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

EU fines chipmaker Qualcomm 1 billion euros for Apple deal

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:24 PM

The fine is the latest blow struck by the EU against US tech giants and also a fresh hit for Qualcomm, the leading global supplier of smartphone chips, following another antitrust fine of $800 million imposed by authorities in Taiwan last year

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros

Jun 27, 2017 - 6:40 PM

UPDATED The fine breaks the previous EU record for a monopoly case against US chipmaker Intel of 1 06 billion euros

Apple accuses European Commission of 'political crap' over 13 billion Euro fine

Sep 01, 2016 - 8:06 PM

Apple s Tm Cook: It s maddening; it s disappointing; it comes from a political place – it has no basis in fact or law

TIM COOK. Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 6, 2016 in Sun Valley, Idaho. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Apple hit with record 13 billion euro Irish tax bill

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:20 PM

UPDATED Ireland says it will appeal against the decision and Apple is also expected to challenge it

APPLE. This file photo taken on June 13, 2016 shows the Apple logo displayed on a screen at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference presentation at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. File photo by Barielle Lurie/AFP

EU slaps record $3.2B fine on truck cartel

Jul 19, 2016 - 10:15 PM

UPDATED Daimler DAF Iveco MAN and Volvo Renault – which account for 9 out of every 10 trucks sold in Europe – are accused of price fixing

epa05431747 EU Commissioner for Competition, Danish, Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on a case of anticompetitive practices, in Brussels, Belgium, 19 July 2016. The European Commission said it found MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco, and DAF responsible of breaking EU antitrust rules. According to the Commission, the five truck makers have been fixing prices of trucks over 14 years on truck pricing. The Commission imposed a record fine of almost 3 billion euro on the truck makers except for MAN which had revealed the cartel's existence. EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE

EU files fresh anti-trust charges against Google

Jul 14, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The US tech giant is accused of restricting some websites from displaying ads by its competitors

epa05424113 EU Commissioner for Competition, Danish, Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on competition case with Google, in Brussels, Belgium, 14 July 2016. The Commission takes further steps in investigations alleging Google's comparison shopping and advertising-related practices breach EU rules. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Google faces new EU antitrust charges – sources

Jun 29, 2016 - 12:39 AM

Sources say Margrethe Vestager the powerful EU Competition Commissioner could open two new in depth investigations against Google as early as August

Denmark's EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager gives a news conference after a college meeting at the European Commission Headquarters in Brussels,15 April 2015. File photo by Julien Warnand/EPA

Google faces new EU anti-trust charges

Apr 21, 2016 - 1:35 PM

The tech giant is accused of giving unfair prominence to its own apps and restricting phone manufacturers from installing rival operating systems among others

EU charges Google with market abuse, to probe Android

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:12 PM

If found at fault under EU anti trust rules a company faces a fine of up to 10 – around 6 billion – of its annual sales amounting to 66 billion in 2014

GOOGLE AND THE EU. The Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California, USA 11 January 2013. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA