BRUSSELS - (AP) The European Union's top Internet official
took aim at Microsoft Corp. on Thursday,
warning that governments can accidentally lock themselves into one company's
software for decades by setting it as a standard for their technology systems.
EU Internet Commissioner Neelie...
ATHENS Greece - (APINTL) A delegation from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union arrived in Athens Monday for an interim review of Greece's efforts to pull itself out of a major debt crisis that pushed it to the brink of default.
The delegation, which will stay in Athens for the...
JERUSALEM - (AP) The European Union pressed Israel Monday to lift the blockade of Gaza, deeming it "unacceptable" while the Israeli Cabinet approved an investigation into the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in an effort to counter international criticism.
EU members met in Luxembourg...
LISBON, Portugal - (AP) Telefonica has extended to July 16 its (EURO)7.15 billion ($8.81 billion) offer for Portugal Telecom's stake in Brazil's leading cell phone company Vivo, apparently hoping that an EU court will clear the deal.
PT shareholders voted Wednesday to accept Telefonica's...
The new pamphlet "The New Europe: The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty" provides an overview of the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on
the transformation of the European Union into a cohesive geopolitical entity.
Written by Prof. John J.A. Burke, long-time reviser of the European Union
BRUSSELS - (AP) European Union regulators on Tuesday approved Chinese carmaker Geely to buy Sweden's iconic Volvo Cars.
The European Commission said it sees no antitrust problems with Zhejiang Geely Holding Co.'s $1.8 billion acquisition of Volvo Cars from Ford Motor Co. because the takeover...
BRUSSELS - (AP) Environmental campaigners Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council say almost all the European Union's energy could come from renewable sources by 2050.
They say a Thursday study they commissioned from the German Aerospace Center shows that the 27-nation bloc could...
BRUSSELS - (AP) The European Commission proposed Monday to double protection for bank account holders across the 27 EU nations guaranteeing them a maximum payout of (EURO)100,000 ($125,700), paid within seven days if their banks fold.
It also proposed more compensation for investors to a maximum of...
BRUSSELS - (AP) British Airways and Iberia on Wednesday won the European Union's regulatory approval to merge and to team up with American Airlines to share more of their lucrative trans-Atlantic routes.
The companies say the two deals will help them cut costs and survive a tough business climate...
BRUSSELS - (AP) The European Union's top energy official on Wednesday suggested banning any new deep-water oil and gas exploration projects in the North Sea, Black Sea and the Mediterranean while regulators examine safety risks.
The U.S. banned offshore drilling in April in the wake of the Gulf...
BRUSSELS - (AP) The European Commission and British American Tobacco Plc. announced Thursday they will cooperate to curb the trade of illegal cigarettes, which costs EU governments (EURO)10 billion in lost revenues annually.
BAT, the world's second largest tobacco company, will work with the EU...
by Frank L. Fine
Until recently, there have been only isolated instances
in which information exchanges were caught by the European Commission pursuant
to Article 101(1) of the TFEU in the absence of a wider cartel. There is now a
wider array of information which, when exchanged, may fall within...
BRUSSELS, Belgium - (AP) The European Union's high court temporarily exempted Inuit hunters in Canada and Greenland on Friday from the bloc's new trade ban on seal products, while asking European Parliament and EU governments to justify the ban.
Indigenous people had argued their livelihoods...
Until October 1, 2000, competition law in Denmark was based on the
Competition Act of 1997, which entered into force on January 1, 1998. At the
time that it was enacted, the Act represented a significant change in Danish
competition law because it brought the national law into conformity with the...
D. Herlach, Beverly J. Rudy, Christer L. Mossberg, Matthew L. Hazlett, Leanne
Sobel, Christina J. Galus and Inna Zaltsman
In recent months, there have been major developments
regarding the economic sanctions imposed on Iran. In an effort to pressure the
Iranian regime and delay the progress...
On this edition, Dr. Frank Fine, Director of EC Competition Law Advocates in Brussels, discusses the effect on companies that run afoul of EU rules on information exchanges. He discusses the type of information exchanges addressed by the European Commission's Horizontal Guidelines and how the new...
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The European Securities and Markets Authority has published data
on the amount of approved, sent and received prospectuses throughout the EU
between 1 Jul 10-31st Dec 10.
The last data (CESR/07-225) collected was between
the period 1st July 05-30 June 06. However, to draw some analysis the data...
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By: Erik de Bie | Martin Ouwehand
| Erik Zietse
European Court of Justice rules on classification of set-top box and overrules Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature
On April 14, the European Court of
Justice ( ECJ) provided its judgment in joined cases C-288...
By: Heidi Salow | Erik Vollebregt
In November 2009, the European
Parliament amended the 2003 Privacy and Electronic Communications
("e-Privacy") Directive. These revisions have caused considerable
uncertainty about the obligations of companies that engage in e-commerce...
By Stephen M. McNabb , Marsha Z. Gerber , Stefan Reisinger and Gwen Shirl Green
President Barack Obama yesterday
signed an Executive Order imposing significant new sanctions against Syria that
will vastly curtail the ability of U.S. companies to conduct any business in,
or provide services to...
by Alicia Sánchez
On 1 August 2011, Spain amended
its companies law (Ley de Sociedades de Capital) to accord with European Union
law. EU Directives aim to strengthen shareholder's rights in listed companies
and to ensure cross border participation rights among EU countries. By
For the past year or two,
foreign cloud providers -- particularly some based in the EU -- have been
making claims and insinuations about the scope and use of the Patriot Act in an
attempt to secure a marketing advantage over their US competitors. This effort
has become so blatant as to provoke push...
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