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EU and US vow to boost microchip supplies and promote trustworthy AI
The EU and the US kicked off its joint Trade and Technology Council but failed to tackle controversial issues such as data transfers and the Trump-era tariffs on steel and aluminium.
What's on the agenda for the new EU-US Trade & Tech Council?
EU and US officials want to use the forum to strengthen economic ties, coordinate digital policy and resolve transatlantic disputes.
Google and EU head to court to decide the fate of €4.3 billion fine
The five-day hearing will focus on whether Google has used its Android system to impose illegal restrictions on phone makers and stifle competition.
Apple against Brussels' bid to have one charger for all smartphones
Brussels says the move will reduce electronic waste. Apple argues it will inconvenience users. What do you think?
Brussels demands bankrupt Alitalia repays €900mln 'illegal state aid'
The EU's anti-trust watchdog has found Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A. (ITA) is not the economic successor of Alitalia.
Brussels slaps German car makers with a €875 million fine
The European Commission accuses Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen of creating a cartel and illegally colluding in the area of nitrogen oxide cleaning.
EU launches antitrust probe into Google's digital ad tech practices
It will focus on whether the company is stifling competition by restricting access to third parties to user data for advertising purposes on websites and apps, while using that data itself.
Brussels aims to create new EU-wide digital identity
The cross-border instrument will allow EU citizens to open bank accounts, file tax returns and enrol in university.
Brussels moves to control foreign takeovers of EU companies
The European Commission has proposed a new law to investigate the activity of companies that receive subsides from non-EU governments.
Apple overcharges rival streaming services, claims Brussels
Brussels considers that Apple breaches EU competition law because it charges high commission fees on rivals on the App store.
'Higher risk, stricter rules': EU's new artificial intelligence rules
Systems considered high risk, such as facial recognition, will be subject to extra scrutiny, says the European Commission.
EU fines pharmaceutical firms €60m over alleged pay-for-delay deal
"Teva’s and Cephalon’s pay-for-delay agreement harmed patients and national health systems, depriving them of more affordable medicines," said EU competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager.
EU alleges Amazon abused rules by using data to gain unfair advantage
"We disagree with the preliminary assertions of the European Commission and will continue to make every effort to ensure it has an accurate understanding of the facts.," said Amazon.
Brussels appeals court ruling on Apple €13 billion back tax case
The Commission's legal battle against the tech giant and Ireland dates back to 2016. It argues the low tax rate Apple pays Dublin amounts to state aid.
'A marathon not a sprint': EU competition chief reacts to Apple defeat
The EU was dealt a blow Wednesday when the union's second-highest court ruled that Apple did not have to pay €13 billion in Irish back taxes
Coronavirus: EU's Vestager lukewarm on plans to cancel flight refunds
A majority of member states are lobbying to suspend a rule that forces airlines to offer a full refund for cancelled flights. Margrethe Vestager, the EU's Competition czar, warned on Thursday that "some people may need the money".
The Brief: Day 6 hearings - old hands, new jobs
The VPs face MEPs - Vestager, who made her name fighting big tech, Timmermans who will be in charge of the Green New Deal and Dombrovkis who has to make an 'economy that works for people'.
Watch: 'Take care of Europe,' urges EU Brexit chief Michel Barnier
Barnier called on EU citizens to "take care of Europe," after retelling of a meeting with Nigel Farage in which the arch Brexiteer asserted that "after Brexit, the EU will no longer exist".
"Team Europe" defends liberalism in European elections
The European liberals did not chose a single candidate for leading the European Commission, but presented a list of seven names, including Belgian Guy Verhofstadt and Italian Emma Bonino. The other four are nationals from Germany, Spain, Slovenia, and Hungary.