Topic: European Commission
01/21/2016, 03:01 pm
Earlier on Thursday Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a private meeting in Brussels with Margrethe Vestager, the head of the European Commission's antitrust efforts, presumably in an attempt to diminish the chances of owing billions in back taxes because of the company's Irish tax deals.
01/21/2016, 10:01 am
Ireland's left-leaning Sinn Fein party could hold Apple accountable for taxes owed following a still-ongoing European Commission investigation, according to a party finance spokesman.
01/15/2016, 11:01 am
Apple could owe in excess of $8 billion in back taxes after the conclusion of a European Commission investigation into its Irish tax dodges, a new estimate suggests.
01/11/2016, 12:01 pm
The European Commission on Monday ruled that Belgium broke state aid rules by offering tax breaks to a number of multinational corporations, 35 of which will have to repay $765 million.
12/14/2015, 02:12 pm
A European Union investigation into whether Apple's bespoke tax arrangement with the Irish government amounts to illegal state aid has been delayed again, as officials in Brussels continue to gather more information.
10/21/2015, 11:10 am
The European Union has ruled that Fiat Chrysler and Starbucks must each pay up to 30 million euros, or about $34 million, in back taxes -- a decision that could foreshadow similar findings against Apple and Amazon.
06/11/2015, 05:06 pm
The European Commission on Thursday began an antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business, addressing concerns the company is unfairly using publisher deals to undercut competition -- mirroring earlier cases brought against Apple.
05/05/2015, 10:05 am
Initially slated for mid-June, the European Commission's investigation into Apple's tax arrangement with Irish authorities will not be completed until later in the year, Europe's competition chief said Tuesday.
04/29/2015, 01:04 pm
Apple has begun to prepare investors for the possibility that the European Commission's ongoing investigation into Ireland's corporate tax arrangements, which the commission argues amount to illegal state aid, could force the company to suffer a significant financial loss.
04/23/2015, 10:04 am
Despite a recent proliferation of high-profile antitrust allegations brought against American technology companies by the European Commission, the Old Continent's top legislative body has sought to reassure U.S. firms that they are not being singled out.
04/15/2015, 11:04 am
Search giant Google has run once again into the welcoming embrace of European regulators, finding itself in the European Commission's crosshairs over allegations that it favors its own services unfairly with Android and web search products.
06/25/2014, 09:06 am
Apple will know whether European antitrust authorities will clear its $3 billion deal for headphone maker Beats by the end of next month, paving the way for the acquisition to close before the end of Apple's 2014 fiscal year.
02/18/2012, 01:02 am
A regulatory filing from Motorola Mobility has revealed that Apple has complained to the European Commission over the handset maker's efforts to obtain injunctions against its rival by wielding standards-essential patents with FRAND commitments.
10/22/2010, 12:10 am
Apple has released a new beta for its forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6.5 update, while an EU court ruling may block 'copying levies' placed on iPods and iPhones. Also, News Corp. is putting its plans for an iPad-specific digital newsstand on hold, a new report claims.
09/25/2010, 08:09 am
The European Union has ended two antitrust investigations into Apple's iPhone policies after Apple relaxed developer restrictions and introduced cross-border warranty repair service.
08/04/2010, 05:08 pm
The European Commission has added support for iPhones among its employees while declining to support RIM's BlackBerry in a move that will affect 2,500 employees.
09/28/2009, 02:09 pm
Media players like Apple's iPod will be set by default to a new, lower, "safe" volume level in Europe, thanks to a new rule passed by the European Commission Monday.
08/18/2009, 01:08 pm
Following various reports of exploding iPhones and iPod touches, Apple has reportedly informed the European Commission that it has begun a probe into the matter.
01/17/2009, 06:01 pm
Having escaped more severe consequences in the US, Microsoft has been put on notice by the European Union that it may have to detach Internet Explorer from Windows under claims that the web browser has an unfair monopoly.
01/09/2008, 09:01 am
Apple said Wednesday that within six months it will lower the prices it charges for music on its UK iTunes Store to match the already standardized pricing on its other European iTunes Stores.