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Antitrust: Commission fines #Qualcomm €997 million for abuse of dominant market position

Antitrust: Commission fines #Qualcomm €997 million for abuse of dominant market position

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has fined Qualcomm €997 million for abusing its market dominance in LTE baseband chipsets. Qualcomm prevented rivals from competing in the market by making significant payments to a key customer on condition it would not buy from rivals. This is illegal under EU antitrust rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition […]

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Commission ‘has to clarify #Monsanto papers before reauthorization of #glyphosate’

Commission ‘has to clarify #Monsanto papers before reauthorization of #glyphosate’

| October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

For months, Socialists and Democrats have been demanding transparency from the European Commission and its agencies on the management of the glyphosate files. This substance, developed by the multinational Monsanto is used for pesticides, but it can potentially cause cancer, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) panel.  Despite the concerns of the European Parliament […]

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#Industry4Europe: Competitiveness Council endorses vision for industry in Europe

#Industry4Europe: Competitiveness Council endorses vision for industry in Europe

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 20 February, the Competitiveness Council held a discussion on Europe’s manufacturing sector. Representatives of European companies welcomed Commissioner Bieńkowska’s support for a European vision for industry in Europe. As part of the debate, Dr. Hariolf Kottmann, president of the Chemicals Industry Council and CEO of Clariant, told European industry ministers that the European Union […]

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#NorthernIreland sets 2 March election after government collapse

#NorthernIreland sets 2 March election after government collapse

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain’s Northern Ireland minister called an early election on Monday for 2 March following the collapse of the region’s power-sharing government that risks a lengthy period of political paralysis just as Britain prepares for talks to leave the EU, writes Amanda Ferguson. Northern Ireland is widely seen as the part of the UK most exposed […]

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The #HangzhouG20Summit – what is at stake?

The #HangzhouG20Summit – what is at stake?

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 4-5 September, the city of Hangzhou is set to host the first ever summit of G20 leaders in China. By welcoming G20 leaders for their 11th gathering, China is hitting another crucial milestone in demonstrating its increasing indispensability to global economic governance, following the organization of the 2014 summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation […]

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