Margrethe Vestager said draft legislation focuses on the “market effects” of Big Tech’s dominance over smaller rivals. Photograph: John Thys/EPA

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s head of digital and competition policy, has rejected the idea that its forthcoming Digital Markets Act (DMA) will only ta(...)

The commission’s inital conclusions are included in a statement of objections, which has been presented to Insurance Ireland

Insurance Ireland breached EU antitrust rules by restricting competition in the car insurance market, the European Commission has said. The prelimina(...)

Margrethe Vestager pictured in 2017. Amazon’s victory follows last year’s landmark court defeat for the EU commissioner against Apple, which contested a record €13 billion tax order relating to the Republic. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Amazon has won its bid to topple a €250 million tax bill in another blow to European Union competition chief Margrethe Vestager’s crackdown on prefere(...)

Apple will have the opportunity to respond to the  charges before the EU competition enforcer makes a final ruling.

EU regulators accused Apple on Friday of distorting competition in the music streaming market, siding with Spotify in a case that could lead to a heft(...)

 EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager will publicly issue charges against Apple late this week over concerns that the rules it sets for developers on its App store break EU law. Photograph: Matthias Schrader / AP Photo

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition chief, will publicly issue charges against Apple late this week over concerns that the rules it sets for deve(...)

Kingspan insulation. EU competition regulators plan an in-depth investigation of insulation specialist Kingspan’s take over of rival Trimo.

EU competition regulators plan an in-depth investigation of Irish insulation specialist Kingspan’s takeover of rival Trimo. Kingspan said last year t(...)

Ireland gave out €0.93 billion in state aid in 2020,  which accounted for 0.26 per cent of national GDP, the lowest proportion in the EU. Photograph: iStock

Ireland ranked last in the European Union for the amount of state aid it doled out to companies in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic in proportion to (...)

The move comes days after a landmark ruling against Uber by the UK supreme court, which said the ride hailing app’s employees were workers rather than being self-employed. Photograph: iStock

The European Commission has launched a consultation on whether gig workers should be given the same employment rights as those of staff in more secure(...)

Shannon Airport’s passenger numbers fell by  79 per cent last year. Photograph: iStock

Passenger numbers at Shannon Airport tumbled almost 1.4 million to 352,000 people in the face of last year’s Covid-19 travel restrictions. The news c(...)

Big Tech has its hands full with antitrust investigations and complaints growing from activists and politicians. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure /AFP via Getty

Big Tech is stepping into a year where the only certainty is that there will be much unwelcome uncertainty. And with so many of the major technology p(...)

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