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Google challenged Hungary’s controversial advertising revenue tax. Photograph: Getty

Google’s Irish-based business got a boost in a tax case at the European Union’s top court that’s made the search-engine giant an unlikely ally of EU a(...)

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “Dominant companies have a special responsibility not to impair competition in the market. They can sell at low prices but not below costs, with the intention of eliminating a competitor.”

The US chip giant Qualcomm was hit with a €242 million fine on Thursday by the European Commission for abusing its dominant market position by using p(...)

US president Donald Trump on his way to the G-20 Summit in Osaka. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump broadened his assault on US allies on Wednesday, lashing out at the European Commission for aggressively pursuing antitrust cases against(...)

Mette Frederiksen of the Danish Social Democrats: has agreed to reverse some of the strict immigration curbs adopted by the outgoing centre-right government. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

Mette Frederiksen is to become Denmark’s youngest prime minister after her Social Democratic party agreed to soften its anti-immigration stance and fo(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) speaks to  European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier   on the sidelines of the EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

A weary Donald Tusk told journalists in Brussels early this morning that EU leaders had failed to agree on a new president for the European Commission(...)

EU commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager said last month that EU officials were doing “very preliminary” work on Google’s job and local business search services. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission is set to fine Google for hampering potential rival search advertisers, in the latest antitrust showdown between the EU and th(...)

Android is the operating system used in more than 80 per cent of the world’s smartphones and is vital to the group’s future revenues as more users rely on mobile gadgets for search services

Google has been fined €4.3 billion by the European Commission for the abuse of its dominant market position by its Android mobile phone operating syst(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “We will investigate whether regional and local authorities in France granted an undue economic advantage to Ryanair over its competitors.”

The European Commission is investigating whether Ryanair received illegal state aid from regional and local authorities in France. The news comes as(...)

Google’s Android is the operating system used in more than 80 per cent of the world’s smartphones and is vital to the group’s future revenues as more users search on their mobile gadgets

Brussels is preparing to hit Google next month for abusing its dominance through the Android mobile operating system, concluding the most important of(...)

Danish EU commissioner  Margrethe Vestager: cynical observers could be forgiven for detecting a hint of schadenfreude behind the Apple decision. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/ EPA

The European Commission’s ruling that Apple received illegal state aid from Ireland equating to €13 billion over a 10-year period presents one of the (...)

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