EU commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager holds a press conference discussing the antitrust charges against Google. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

Remember “Don’t be evil”? It is Google’s admirable early company mantra, and in the beginning, it was widely seen as a reaction against the rapacious(...)

Rescued migrants after they disembark at Corigliano harbour, Italy, this week. Since April 10th alone, the Italian coast guard has rescued about 8,500 people. Photograph: Francesco Arena/EPA

Eighteen months on from the Lampedusa tragedy, which saw 366 migrants lose their lives off the Italian island, Europe’s migration problem shows no sig(...)

Image of the week: What could these two – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager – be talking about? Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir
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Image of the Week: Operation antitrust What could these two – European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and competition commissioner Ma(...)

The IMF ruled out granting Greece permission to defer debt repayments. The fund’s managing director Christine Lagarde said that an advanced economy had never asked for a payment delay. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Yields on 10-year Greek debt rose to their highest level in two years on Thursday amid fears the country is moving closer to default as it struggles t(...)

Ireland was ranked behind the UK, Austria and Lithuania, among others, but scored above the average of 31 per cent. Hungary and Cyprus ranked lowest in the survey. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has been ranked sixth best out of 19 EU member states in a survey of measures in place to guard against “undue influence” in the political sys(...)

Google: the US search engine commands even more of the market in the EU than in the US. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The European Commission’s charges against Google’s shopping service mark a dramatic escalation of an inquiry into the company’s search business that s(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager in Brussels, where the EU charged Google with abusing its dominant position as Europe’s top search engine. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

in Brussels The European Commission formally accused Google of abusing its dominance in the internet shopping space.It also initiated a separate inve(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, who along with her French counterpart François Hollande,  has been notably quiet in their public comments on the trade pact. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

European Commission officials travel across the Atlantic next week for talks on the European Union-United States trade deal as the ninth round of n(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. The EU formally charged Google with abusing its dominant position as Europe’s top search engin.

The European Commission’s decision to issue charges against Google marks a dramatic escalation of an inquiry into the company’s search business that s(...)

Google’s critics welcomed the decision to pursue the US giant, though many industry experts believe the action is unlikely to markedly shift existing business their way 0:55

The European Union accused Google on Wednesday of cheating competitors by distorting Internet search results in favour of its Google Shopping service (...)