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EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

The European Commission launched an ‘in-depth investigation’ on Tuesday into whether US tech giant Google's planned $2.1 billion purchase of smartwatch maker Fitbit would give it an unfair market advantage.

Apple wins fight over $14.9bn tax bill in blow to EU

Apple wins fight over $14.9bn tax bill in blow to EU

Apple Inc won its court fight over a record €13bn ($14.9bn) Irish tax bill in a crushing blow to European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s crackdown on preferential fiscal deals for companies.

EU urges 'courage' as Serbia and Kosovo hold video talks

EU urges 'courage' as Serbia and Kosovo hold video talks

The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo held video talks chaired by the EU on Sunday as they seek an solution to one of Europe's most intractable territorial disputes.

YouTube doesn't need to tattle on film pirates, says top EU Court

YouTube doesn't need to tattle on film pirates, says top EU Court

YouTube is not obliged to reveal private information on the identity of people posting illegal content on its platform, an EU court ruled on Thursday.

United States not on EU's 'safe' travel list, diplomats say

United States not on EU's 'safe' travel list, diplomats say

The United States is not on a ‘safe list’ of destinations for non-essential travel due to be unveiled by European Union governments later on Tuesday, three diplomats said.

Merkel, Macron meet as Germany takes on high-stakes EU presidency

Merkel, Macron meet as Germany takes on high-stakes EU presidency

Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on Monday, days before Germany takes on the rotating presidency of the European Union with the economy ...

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one of several such apps that European governments hope will revive travel ...

EU, US clash over 'unilateral' travel ban

EU, US clash over 'unilateral' travel ban

The European Union on Thursday sharply criticised the US decision to restrict travel from most European countries to contain the coronavirus pandemic ...

Macron 'not sure' of UK-EU trade deal by end of 2020

Macron 'not sure' of UK-EU trade deal by end of 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he is ‘not sure’ a UK-EU trade deal will be struck by 31 December, the end of the Brexit transition period.

EU wants battery autonomy, but first it needs graphite

EU wants battery autonomy, but first it needs graphite

As Europe looks to declare its tech independence by becoming a leader in next-generation batteries, it will have to start by making its own graphite. The problem is, nearly all of it now comes from Asia, mainly China.

EU leaders clash at 'very tough' budget summit

EU leaders clash at 'very tough' budget summit

EU leaders clashed Thursday at the start of a stormy summit to decide the bloc's seven-year budget after Brexit, with bitter divisions between parsimonious rich nations ...

EU agrees naval mission to stop Libya arms flow

EU agrees naval mission to stop Libya arms flow

EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to a naval operation to enforce an arms embargo on war-torn Libya, overcoming objections from countries who feared it may encourage new migrant flows.