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- ING says Commission agrees amended restructuring — 19 November 2012, 10:48 CET
Dutch bank ING and the European Commission said Monday they have agreed to an extension for the bank to repay bailout loans granted during the financial crisis.
- EU warns Microsoft over new Windows 8 — 24 October 2012, 18:24 CET
The European Commission warned Microsoft on Wednesday that it risked an investigation into its new Windows 8 software if the company did not meet commitments on web browser choice.
- EU data bodies tell Google to fix privacy rules or face fine — 16 October 2012, 22:37 CET
- Universal bags Beatles label EMI, says bye-bye to Guetta — 21 September 2012, 21:42 CET
The world's biggest record company Universal won clearance Friday to take over EMI, home to the Beatles, but only on condition that it sell off rights to a string of top artists like David Guetta.
- EU takes note of Putin decree protecting Russian state firms — 12 September 2012, 16:56 CET
The Commission says it notes noted and will analyse a decree by Russian President Vladimir Putin which could make an EU probe of gas giant Gazprom more difficult, if not impossible.
- EU wants women to have 40% share on company boards — 06 September 2012, 10:58 CET
The European Commission wants women to have at least 40 per cent representation on the boards of listed companies but the plan has reportedly run into opposition from some EU Member States.
- Gazprom defends pricing after EU probe — 05 September 2012, 17:02 CET
Russian gas giant Gazprom on Wednesday denied any wrongdoing on the European gas market and said it expects the Commission's anti-trust probe to respect its rights and interests.
- Unilever sees 'return to poverty' in Europe: newspaper — 27 August 2012, 13:06 CET
Dutch food and cosmetics giant Unilever expects poverty to rise in Europe as a result of the eurozone crisis and is rethinking its marketing, according to a newspaper report Monday.
- Campaign group says kept in the dark about Facebook case — 30 July 2012, 15:22 CET
An Austrian group fighting for clearer privacy policies on Facebook
complained Monday that the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) was
keeping it in the dark about proceedings.
- Brussels widens anti-trust probe over generic medicines — 26 July 2012, 00:34 CET
The European Commission has extended an anti-trust probe into French pharmaceutical maker Les Laboratoires Servier to include the Danish laboratory Lundbeck.
- Microsoft apologises over web browser 'error' in EU — 17 July 2012, 13:47 CET
Microsoft apologised on Tuesday after the European Commission opened a
probe over its failure to provide customers a web browser choice, saying
it was a mistake.
- EU threatens Microsoft with antitrust fine over web browser — 17 July 2012, 16:21 CET
The European Commission has threatened Microsoft with another big fine after the US software giant failed to give 28 million European customers the ability to choose their web browser.
- EU details objections to Universal-EMI merger: source — 04 July 2012, 12:59 CET
The European Commission has sent Universal Music Group a letter outlining its objections to its proposed $1.9 billion acquisition British music label EMI, a source said Wednesday.
- EU court upholds bulk of billion-dollar Microsoft fine — 28 June 2012, 11:40 CET
A European court upheld a billion-dollar EU fine against Microsoft on Wednesday but reduced the penalty by tens of millions of euros.
- EU 'doubts' Dexia state aid valid but gives more time — 31 May 2012, 18:17 CET
European Union competition authorities expressed doubts Thursday whether
billions of state aid awarded to failed bank Dexia by Belgium, France
and Luxembourg will turn out to be legal.
- 'Disappointed' EU mulls options against Argentina seizure — 17 April 2012, 18:40 CET
European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said Tuesday he was "seriously disappointed" by Argentina's decision to expropriate a subsidiary of Spanish oil giant Repsol.
- EU to ease mobility of non-EU corporate employees — 13 July 2010, 23:30 CET
The proposed Directive of the European Commission covers third-country nationals who reside outside the EU territory and apply to be admitted to the territory of a Member State in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer. The new conditions of entry and residence aim at helping international companies to rely on mobility of third-country national intra-corporate transferees (ICTs).
- 12 Member States warned to implement EU rules on shareholders' rights — 24 June 2010, 22:03 CET
The European Commission is taking action against a twelve EU Member States in the area of public procurement and for late implementation of the Shareholders' Rights Directive.
- EC looks to boost European Company — 25 March 2010, 13:17 CET
The European Commission has launched a public consultation to determine whether changes are needed to make the European Company Statute (SE) work better. With the review of the SE Statute, the Commission is aiming to increase the use of the SE across the EU.