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Government and Trade

Google Fined 4.34 Billion Euros in European Antitrust Case

Google violated antitrust rules to bolster its search engine on Android devices, according to European authorities.

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Government and Trade

EU to Levy Higher Duties on Some U.S. Imports

Ten to 50 percent tax increases will be placed on a wide range of products, including fashion, beauty goods and footwear, starting June 22.

clock June 21, 2018Jennifer Weil

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Government and Trade

Europe Wants More Transparency From Big Digital Companies

The European Commission is pushing for more regulatory authority over online players like Google, Amazon and Facebook.

clock April 26, 2018Kali Hays

European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstroem speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on . The European Union will set out its strategy Wednesday on how to counter potential U.S. punitive tariffs on steel and aluminumEurope US Trade War, Brussels, Belgium - 07 Mar 2018

Government and Trade

European Union Sends ‘Strong Message’ With Mexico Trade Pact

Europe looks eager to buck some more protectionist economic and policy trends seen in the U.S. and the U.K.

clock April 23, 2018Kali Hays

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Legal

Adidas Scores a Victory in ‘Three Stripes’ Trademark Dispute

The sportswear brand had opposed the registration of similar design by a Belgian footwear company.

clock March 2, 2018Alice Coy

Government and Trade

European Commission Commits to Fighting Illegal Content Online

LVMH has endorsed a statement made in Brussels Thursday, and has demanded a timely response against counterfeiting.

clock March 1, 2018Alice Coy

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Government and Trade

EU Hits Amazon With 250M Euro Tax Bill, Lays Out VAT Reform Agenda

The European Commission wants to close a loophole tech giants like Amazon have been utilizing.

clock October 4, 2017Kali Hays

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Legal

Chanel Wants to Put an End to ‘Shanel’ Retailer

The luxury house’s rights to the Chanel name don’t stop at mere spelling.

clock September 29, 2017Kali Hays

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Government and Trade

Luxottica Facing Antitrust Investigation of 46 Billion Euro Essilor Merger

The European Commission said there are “several issues” with the proposed deal.

clock September 26, 2017Kali Hays

Retail Exterior Views Around Av. Des Champs-élysées Paris. Architectural Stock, Various, United Kingdom. Architect: N/a, 2016. Architectural Stock, Various, United Kingdom. Architect: n/a, 2016.

Government and Trade

Europe Aiming for Stricter Taxes Against Digital Companies

The European Union wants to overhaul a fragmented, outdated tax code that favors digital operators.

clock September 21, 2017Kali Hays

Google office in London

Legal

Google Facing Long, Uncertain Appeal of Record EU Fine

The move maybe be little more than a Hail Mary pass to protect advertising revenue.

clock September 12, 2017Kali Hays

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Government and Trade

EU Seeing More Online Shopping, but Cross-Border Challenges Remain

European shoppers are still somewhat wary of e-commerce and retailers may be their biggest obstacle.

clock July 25, 2017Kali Hays

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8721101a)This, photo shows the Google mobile phone icon, in Philadelphia. Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, reports financial results, Thursday, April 27, 2017Earns Alphabet, Philadelphia, USA - 26 Apr 2017

Financial

Google Advertising Revenue Jumps 16%

The search engine is still making major inroads in advertising and is looking to keep growing.

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Pierre Moscovici EU commissioner customs

Government and Trade

EU Caught €670M Worth of Counterfeit Goods Last Year

The number of seized items grew and counterfeit beauty products, apparel and accessories made up about half of the value.

clock July 20, 2017Kali Hays

Pedestrian walk past by the Google office in St Pancras in London, Britain, 27 June 2017. The European Commission on 27 June 2017 would fine the Google with 2.4 billion euros for abusing its dominance as a search engine. The company has 90 days to stop its illegal activities or face fines.European Competition Commissioner fines Google 2.4 billion euros for abusing search engine dominance, London, United Kingdom - 27 Jun 2017

Financial

Despite Record €2.4B Fine, Google Seen Pressing On

The fine over Google’s alleged manipulation of comparative pricing results wasn’t enough to send investors fleeing.

clock June 27, 2017Kali Hays

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