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DuckDuckGo, rivals want EU's Vestager to set up Google meeting

27 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS U.S. search engine DuckDuckGo and four of its European peers on Tuesday asked EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager to arrange a meeting with Google to resolve concerns related to the Alphabet unit's continued dominance on Android devices.

EU's Vestager working on criteria to define market influence

26 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS The EU plans to set out criteria specifying the kind of dominant companies that will face tougher rules, Europe's antitrust chief said on Monday, in a move that will likely affect Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google.

EU close to decision on UK request to review O2-Virgin deal, says Vestager

26 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS The EU is close to deciding whether Britain should be allowed to assume responsibility for ruling on the proposed merger of Liberty Global's Virgin Media and Telefonica's O2, Europe's antitrust chief said on Monday.

Fiat, PSA to win EU approval for $38 billion merger, sources say

26 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS/MILAN Fiat Chrysler and PSA are set to win EU approval for their $38 billion merger to create the world's No.4 carmaker, people close to the matter said, as they strive to meet the industry's dual challenges of funding cleaner vehicles and the global pandemic. | Video

EU needs long-term plan to tackle 5G fake news, 15 EU countries say in joint call

19 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union needs to come up with a strategy to counter disinformation about 5G technology or risk false claims derailing its economic recovery and digital goals, a group of 15 countries including Poland and Sweden said.

Exclusive: Google sweetens Fitbit concessions, EU okay in sight - sources

16 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS Alphabet's Google has tweaked concessions aimed at allaying EU antitrust concerns about its $2.1 billion purchase of Fitbit , people familiar with the matter said, putting it on course to secure EU approval for the deal.

Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators may narrow Amazon investigation - sources

15 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators may narrow the scope of their year-long investigation into Amazon to speed up the case against the U.S. online retail giant, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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