european union

  1. Vorastra

    Macron dissolves French National Assembly, calls for elections after thrashing in EU vote

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/macron-france-national-assembly-eu-election-1.7229725
  2. Vorastra

    Brussels police tries to shut down Orbán and Farage's far-right, nationalist gathering

    https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2024/04/16/brussels-police-shuts-down-orban-and-farages-far-right-gathering
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Apple's market value continues drop after US DOJ announces antitrust lawsuit

    Apple's market value continues drop after US DOJ announces antitrust lawsuit Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are training their eyes on Apple Inc., unnerving investors with fears over fines and threatening its market dominance. In the US, the Justice Department and 16 attorneys...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    Apple slapped with R37 billion fine for hampering users from accessing cheaper subscription prices

    Apple slapped with R37 billion fine for hampering users from accessing cheaper subscription prices Apple Inc. was hit Monday with a €1.8 billion (R37.24 billion) penalty from the European Union over an investigation into allegations it shut out music-streaming rivals, including Spotify...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    EU fining Apple R10.2 billion for stifling music streaming service competition

    EU fining Apple R10.2 billion for stifling music streaming service competition Apple Inc. will face a European Union fine close to €500 million (R10.18 billion) over the regulator’s investigation into allegations it silenced music-streaming rivals, including Spotify Technology SA, on its...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    EU happy with Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal tweaks to appease CMA

    EU happy with Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal tweaks to appease CMA Microsoft Corp.’s rehashed $69-billion (R1.3-trillion) acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc. is set to avoid another European Union probe, paving the way for closing of the gaming industry’s biggest ever deal as soon as...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    EU penalties on the cards for South Africa if it does not start ditching coal

    EU penalties on the cards for South Africa if it does not start ditching coal South Africa must accelerate its transition to renewable energy to avoid export penalties being threatened by key trading partners, a government official said on Wednesday. “We are doing this for ourselves because it...
  8. Vorastra

    EU imports record volumes of liquefied natural gas from Russia

    https://www.ft.com/content/1e70ff72-52d8-46b6-a8f4-fcc86fb88a6d Archive link: https://archive.ph/eNWey
  9. Vorastra

    Dutch economy enters recession as inflation bites

    https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/dutch-economy-enters-recession-inflation-bites-2023-08-16/
  10. Vorastra

    Germany considers ban on far-Right AfD

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/08/13/afd-party-ban-germany-far-right-extremists/
  11. Vorastra

    Eurozone in recession at start of 2023

    https://www.msn.com/en-xl/money/markets/eurozone-in-recession-at-start-of-2023/ar-AA1chKWE
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    OpenAI will comply with EU's AI regulations

    OpenAI will comply with EU's AI regulations OpenAI Inc. chief executive officer Sam Altman — days after making comments that he might pull out of Europe if he didn’t feel he could meet the EU’s regulations — said he plans to comply with the bloc’s rules. In discussions with EU regulators...
  13. Hanno Labuschagne

    Meta Platforms facing record EU privacy-infringement fine

    Meta Platforms facing record EU privacy-infringement fine Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc. is set to be handed a record European Union privacy fine eclipsing a €746-million (R15.6-billion) penalty doled out to Amazon.com Inc.. Ireland’s data protection commission will punish the social...
  14. Hanno Labuschagne

    EU clears Microsoft's $69-billion Activision Blizzard acquisition

    EU clears Microsoft's $69-billion Activision Blizzard acquisition Microsoft Corp.’s $69-billion (R1.3-trillion) takeover bid for games developer Activision Blizzard Inc. came back from the brink after the European Union gave its blessing for one of the biggest deals in history. In a decision...
  15. Vorastra

    'Deal is done': New NI Brexit deal reportedly struck

    https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-64779415 This is an active live article and will change over time.
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    Twitter facing investigation in Europe over data breach

    Twitter facing investigation in Europe over data breach Elon Musk’s Twitter Inc. risks massive fines after its top privacy regulator in the European Union opened a probe into reports of a suspected data breach that compromised the personal details of 5.4 million users last year. Ireland’s Data...
  17. Hanno Labuschagne

    2024 iPhone must have USB-C port in Europe

    2024 iPhone must have USB-C port in Europe All smartphones and tablets would have to use a common charger under a provisional European Union agreement clinched on Tuesday. The plan would force all companies — most notably Apple Inc. — to make phones, tablets, e-readers and digital cameras use...
  18. Hanno Labuschagne

    Europe gunning for Starlink with its own R103-billion satellite Internet fleet

    Europe gunning for Starlink with its own R103-billion satellite Internet fleet The European Union revealed its most detailed plans yet for a low-earth orbit satellite system worth billions of euros aimed at delivering secure communications for the bloc. The project will cost an estimated 6...
  19. Jan

    iPhones May Need Redesign as EU Pushes for Common Charger

    Apple could be forced to redesign iPhone 13 to use USB-C charging port Apple Inc. may have to redesign its iPhones to use USB-C charging ports under draft rules from the European Union aimed at cutting waste and simplifying life for consumers owning multiple devices. In a move that could...
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    Internet users in the EU must actively consent to cookies

    Internet users in the EU must actively consent to cookies European Union rules require people to actively choose to allow companies to install tracking cookies, judges said in another key ruling on privacy from the EU’s top court. The EU Court of Justice said in a judgment on Tuesday that the...
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