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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a media briefing in Downing Street, London, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Britain and the European Union have struck a provisional free-trade agreement that should avert New Year's chaos for cross-border commerce and bring a measure of certainty to businesses after years of Brexit turmoil. The breakthrough on Thursday came after months of tense and often testy negotiations that whittled differences down to three key issues: fair-competition rules, mechanisms for resolving future disputes and fishing rights. (Paul Grover/Pool Photo via AP)

Government and Trade

British Industry Bodies Give Thumbs Up to Knife-Edge U.K.-EU Trade Deal

As of Jan. 1, there will be no duties on goods passing between the two regions after a free trade deal was agreed just days before the final Brexit deadline.

clock December 24, 2020Samantha Conti

Hackett Store on Savile Row

Government and Trade

Britain Rejects EU’s Tariffs on U.S. Goods in Airbus-Boeing Dispute

The U.K. is hoping to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. and is therefore saying “no” to retaliatory tariffs imposed by the European Union in the long-running subsidies spat.

clock December 9, 2020Samantha Conti

Business Features

‘New Cotton Project’ Aims to Build a Better Business Model for Circular Fashion

The international effort will call for innovation, development and analysis to try to expedite circular fashion.

clock November 24, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Hot off Prime Day, Amazon launches right into Holiday Dash sales, starting Friday.

Government and Trade

EU Accuses Amazon of Breaking Competition Rules

The European Commission said Amazon “systematically” uses data from third-party sellers to boost its sales unfairly in France and Germany.

clock November 10, 2020Joelle Diderich

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Technology

Google’s Fitbit Acquisition Hits EU Roadblock

European regulators are not easing scrutiny of Big Tech. Facebook, Amazon and Apple are all facing their own EU investigations.

clock August 4, 2020Kali Hays

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Business Features

What Green Recovery Policy Could Mean for Fashion

The European Union’s Green Deal is a could-be blueprint for the world’s green coronavirus rebuild. What does it mean for fashion?

clock May 20, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

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Fashion Scoops

Luxury Lingerie Brand Hanro Teams With The Little Market for Latest Collab

One hundred percent of proceeds will support the nonprofit.

clock December 3, 2019Kellie Ell

Boris Johnson announced leader of Britain's Conservative Party

Financial

Pound Rises After Brexit Deal, as Brands Make Demands in Tariff War

The pound rose 1 percent after Johnson tweeted that he’d reached a Brexit deal with the EU. Now, it’s up to Parliament to vote on it.

clock October 17, 2019Samantha Conti

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Media

Europe Approves Tougher Digital Media Copyright Rules

Aimed at the likes of Google and Facebook, the new rules are meant to give some power back to news publishers and content creators.

clock March 26, 2019Kali Hays

A Michael Jordan logo reflects off of Niketown in Portland, Ore. A photographer has accused Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of a soaring Michael Jordan, which he alleges the company later misused to create the profitable "Jumpman Logo." The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Portland,, seeks unspecified monetary damages based on profits attributable to the infringement on the copyrightNike Lawsuit-Jordan Copyright, Portland, USA

Legal

Supreme Court Denies Nike ‘Jumpman Logo’ Case

The same day the European Commission hits Nike with a fine for more than $14 million for violating sanctions in the European Union.

clock March 25, 2019Kellie Ell

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Media

Google Hit With Third EU Fine in Two Years

European lawmakers aren’t letting up on the search company and its advertising methods.

clock March 20, 2019Kali Hays

The Spotify shop at Topshop.

Legal

Apple’s Alleged App Store Monopoly Could Affect Other E-commerce Platforms

Fashion marketplaces, like Amazon, eBay and Farfetch, could have tighter regulations in the future if government officials determine Apple has a monopoly.

clock March 18, 2019Kellie Ell

Google News Germany

Media

News Media Pushing Back on Google Opposition to EU Copyright Changes

A lot is at stake for Internet platforms and publishers in Europe, where an extension of copyright law is being considered.

clock January 11, 2019Kali Hays

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Financial

European Commission Charges Guess $45 Million for Violating Competition Laws Abroad

But the fine was expected. In fact, execs had already factored it into the most recent earnings report.

clock December 17, 2018Kellie Ell

Financial

Trend Forecaster Li Edelkoort Calls for Minimum Apparel Prices in the EU

Her suggested T-shirt price: 25 to 30 euros.

clock October 15, 2018Melissa Drier

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Justin Bieber Is Balenciaga's Latest Campaign Star

clock July 23, 2021Joelle Diderich

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