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Topic: European Commission

EU lays antitrust charges against Google over locking in Android apps and features

04/20/2016, 10:04 am

As anticipated, the European Commission on Wednesday pressed a new set of antitrust charges against Google, saying the company is hindering competition by locking in certain Android apps, or even versions of Android, despite it being an open-source operating system.

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EU confirms antitrust probe into Android apps, News Corp. attacks Google news scraping

04/18/2016, 01:04 pm

The European Commission and global media giant News Corp. on Monday confirmed separate actions against Google, with both factions suggesting that Google may be violating European regulations.

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Sheer amount of data involved delaying EU ruling on Apple's Irish tax deals, Commissioner says

04/04/2016, 12:04 pm

There's no way of telling when the European Commission will conclude its investigation into Apple's Irish tax deals, simply because the huge amount of data involved, the Commission's competition head said on Monday.

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EU says Irish government hasn't handed over full data in Apple tax case

03/16/2016, 11:03 am

Ireland has yet to supply all the data asked for by the European Commission in its investigation of the country's tax deals with Apple, a spokesman for the organization said on Wednesday.

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Apple 'committed to Ireland' regardless of EU ruling on Irish tax deals, VP says

03/15/2016, 05:03 pm

Apple is "committed to Ireland," whatever might happen in an European Commission investigation into Irish tax deals, the company's VP of European operations said to a European Parliament panel on Tuesday.

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Apple, Google & others to face European Parliament hearing on tax deals

03/14/2016, 03:03 pm

Apple, Google, IKEA, and McDonald's will together face a European Parliament hearing on Wednesday, called amid European Commission investigations into whether such multinationals were given preferential tax deals by some nations.

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EU antitrust chief: 'don't hold your breath' for results of Apple-Ireland tax audit

03/07/2016, 09:03 am

The European Commission is unlikely to rule on the legality of Apple's tax arrangement with the Irish government any time in the near future, the EU's lead antitrust watchdog said on Monday.

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EU competition chief denies anti-US bias in investigating tax deals like Apple's

02/29/2016, 01:02 pm

The European Commission is not unfairly targeting American corporations like Apple when it comes to cracking down on tax deals constituting illegal state aid, according to the E.U.'s competition head, Margrethe Vestager.

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Apple's Tim Cook meets with EU antitrust chief ahead of decision on Irish taxes

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.

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Ireland's Sinn Fein party says it will pursue Apple if company owes back taxes

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.

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Apple could owe over $8 billion in European taxes, new estimate indicates

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.

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EU ruling against Belgian corporate tax breaks may set precedent for decision on Apple

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.

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EU probe of Apple's Irish tax deal extended to 2016

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.

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EU rulings against Fiat & Starbucks tax breaks could foretell Apple paying back taxes

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.

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European Commission probes Amazon over e-book publishing contracts

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.

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EU delays judgement on Apple's Irish tax deal as discovery proves 'time consuming'

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.

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EU scrutiny of Irish tax deals could have 'material' impact on Apple, company says

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.

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US tech companies not disproportionately targeted for regulation, EU says

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.

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European Commission charges Google with multiple antitrust violations

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.

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European Commission to rule on Apple's Beats acquisition by July 30

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.

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