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Plastic straws are among items to be banned in the EU by 2021: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks, knives, and cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 following a vote by members of th(...)

Mastercard has warned it might be fined more than $1 billion (€877 million) if found guilty of breaching EU antitrust rules. Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters

Visa and Mastercard have offered to trim the fees merchants pay on card payments by tourists in the European Union in an attempt to stave off possible(...)

MasterCard “is working with the European Commission on the issue as part of an ongoing constructive dialogue”, the company said.

MasterCard is poised to receive an antitrust complaint from European Union regulators probing card payment fees, according to sources.Regulators may s(...)