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The European Union’s competition chief Margrethe Vestager has charged Amazon with using its size, power, and data collected on rivals to give itself a(...)

Smaller businesses have been shown to be particularly affected by the costs of compliance with GDPR

Europe’s flagship data rules are proving difficult to implement two years after coming into effect, placing a particular burden on small and medium-si(...)

The proposals, which have not yet been finalised, will intensify efforts by the EU to rein in perceived unfair competition from China and elsewhere. File photograph: Getty

Brussels is seeking new powers to review and potentially block takeovers of European companies by rivals deemed to have received unfair support from a(...)

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Brussels wants more power to audit how tech companies harvest and use consumer data, as the EU prepares to launch a consultation on its flagship digit(...)

European Central Bank officials have held high-level talks with counterparts in Brussels about creating a euro zone bad bank to remove billions of eur(...)

A military member patrols the Trevi fountain, virtually deserted as Italy fights a coronavirus outbreak, in Rome. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

Brussels will consider using flexibility in state aid rules to help EU governments cushion businesses from the coronavirus fallout as officials discus(...)

Rights campaigner Silkie Carlo, left, demonstrates in front of a mobile police facial recognition facility outside a shopping centre in London on Tuesday. Photograph:  Kelvin Chan/AP

Brussels has backed away from plans to call for a five-year blanket moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology in public spaces, instead l(...)

A  BMW automobile is parked via a mobile device remote control during a smart trailer parking demonstration  in Boxberg, Germany. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Apple, Cisco, Daimler and BMW have urged the European Commission to take action on patent abuses that are hampering the development of self-driving ca(...)

Brussels has been conducting a preliminary investigation into Amazon’s business practices since last year. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The EU has launched a formal investigation into how Amazon uses data from other merchants selling goods on its websites, saying it wants to “take a ve(...)

WeWork and the Blackstone-backed Office Group are vying to lease New York’s Flatiron Building

WeWork and the Blackstone-backed Office Group are vying to lease New York’s Flatiron Building, which could become the biggest landmark so far to be oc(...)