‘EU to reach an agreement on AI law this year’
Margrethe Vestager has stated that the European Union will regulate AI before the end of 2023. The commissioner for digital tech says that the EU is set to lead the way in regulating artificial intelligence.
Margrethe Vestager is the European Commissioner for Competition and is also tasked with ... Read more
EU competition chief to investigate multinationals’ tax deals
The European Union's competition chief, Margrethe Vestager, has announced that the bloc's regulators will likely launch investigations into tax deals between EU countries and multinationals.
This follows a review of the arrangements made in the previous decade. Vestager, who has previously order... Read more
Qualcomm returns to court to fight another EU antitrust fine
The US chipmaker is hoping to find the same legal success it had last year.
Qualcomm found itself in the EU's General Court again this week as its lawyers sought to overturn a 242-million-euro EU antitrust fine levied by the European Commission Competition Authority. The legal proceedings are ta... Read more
EU’s Vestager targets Metaverse and ChatGPT for special attention
Competition Commissioner Vestager says that the new virtual world environments deserve scrutiny.
Last week an international group of competition regulation enforcers, academics and legislators met in Brussels to discuss the new challenges facing the "competition policy community". The conference... Read more
EU moves closer to antitrust action over Google’s ad technology
The EC competition authority is once more soliciting preparatory input from Google's rivals.
The European Commission is inching closer to what could be a massive fine for Google over its advertising technology, according to POLITICO.
The report says that Google may soon receive a "statement o... Read more
Spotify joins media firms to call for EU action against Apple
Music streaming and media firms like Deezer and Spotify appealed to the European Commission to take action against Apple for unfair practices and anti-competitive behaviour. The appeal was sent as a joint industry letter on Wednesday.
The letter to antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager deman... Read more
EC chief calls for aid to help EU clean tech firms compete with US
The head of the European Commission stressed the need to counter America's new "green subsidies".
Ursula von der Leyen has called for financing tools to help EU clean tech companies compete against their US competitors, who are benefitting from government support under the US Inflation Reduction... Read more
‘Vestager pushes urgent aid package to save EU business’
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager calls for a plan to counter competition from US subsidies.
The European Commission's Executive Vice President has proposed a new state aid framework to counter "urgent" challenges posed by the wave of green subsidies to US businesses, POLITICO reports.
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EU USB-C charging regulation enforcement to start in December 2024
Soon after voting in favor of forcing manufacturers to make USB-C the standard in electronic devices in October, the European Union announced Dec. 27, 2024, as the deadline for companies like Apple to comply. The proposals to make USB-C a common standard by law date as far back as ten years.
How... Read more
EU pressures Germany to reduce reliance on Huawei
All member states need to implement measures against 'high-risk' vendors, the Commission says.
This week, the European Commission urged EU member countries to reduce the risks associated with Chinese telecoms equipment in 5G networks, according to a report in POLITICO.
Margarethe Vestager, t... Read more