News tagged with european commission

Deal creating top German mobile company gets OK (Update)

In a deal that creates Germany's biggest mobile phone company in terms of customers, the European Union's antitrust authority on Wednesday approved network operator Telefonica's bid to buy its competitor E-Plus under certain ...

Jul 02, 2014
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Internet giants to face tougher EU data law

Foreign firms operating in the EU, including those that dominate the Internet, will be subject to a new data protection law which is still being finalised, the EU Commission said Friday.

Jun 06, 2014
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Google faces up to image problem in Europe

As Google bowed to a European court ruling to consider users' claims to remove embarrassing search results, the company took the first step toward preventing any more such punishing decisions—acknowledging ...

May 30, 2014
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EU proposes complete ban on drift-net fishing

The European Union said Wednesday it wants a complete ban by 2015 on drift-net fishing, dubbed by environmentalists as 'walls of death' for killing other marine animals, especially dolphins.

May 14, 2014
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Iris for safer air travel

Aviation accidents sometimes highlight how much we still rely on old-fashioned radio contact by pilots and vulnerable tracking systems. But satellites are set to change sky safety, thanks to international ...

May 09, 2014
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EU antitrust probe on Liberty Global's Dutch deal

The European Union's antitrust body is opening an in-depth investigation of the proposed 10 billion-euro ($14 billion) deal by Liberty Global PLC to fully take over Dutch cable operator Ziggo NV.

May 08, 2014
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