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Proposed Acquisition of Sun Microsystems Gets Green Light
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

by European Commission Press Office The EU Press Room announced that the European Commission approved the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle Corporation. After an in-depth investigation, the European Commission concluded that this acquisition... Read More

European Commission Unveils Plans to Boost Energy Networks in Europe
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

View Media On 19 October 2011, the European Commission (the "Commission") published a proposal to fund €50 billion worth of investment in the European Union's ("EU") transport, energy, and digital networks for the... Read More

EU tells Italy to hike retirement age for women
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (APINTL) The European Commission called on Italy to make an immediate change to rules that allow female civil servants to retire far earlier than their male co-workers. Italian men working in public administration can retire at 65, while... Read More

EU unveils "digital agenda" to increase use of Web
Posted on 19 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) The European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday to greatly increase the number of Europeans using public and commercial services online over the next decade. Neelie Kroes, the EU commissioner for digital affairs, said 30 percent of... Read More

EU seeks to double deposit insurance limit
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

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... Read More

EU tries to calm market fears over debt crisis
Posted on 5 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (APINTL) The European Commission on Wednesday tried to calm fears that Greece's debt crisis is spreading to other European countries, insisting Greece is a "unique case." Presenting a small upward revision to this year's... Read More