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EU election turnout rises for the first time, hits 50%

4:21pm EDT

BRUSSELS Around half of eligible voters cast their ballot in European elections, a bloc-wide estimate showed on Sunday, the first time turnout has risen in four decades of continent-wide voting.

EU election turnout rises for the first time, hits 50%

4:00pm EDT

BRUSSELS Around half of eligible voters cast their ballot in European elections, a bloc-wide estimate showed on Sunday, the first time turnout has risen in four decades of continent-wide voting.

EU sees no compliance issues in Google shopping, rivals disagree

May 22 2019

BRUSSELS Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday she did not see any problems with the way Google was complying with her order to boost competition in online shopping, brushing aside complaints from some of the U.S. company's rivals.

Yet to show its teeth, landmark EU privacy law already a global standard

May 22 2019

BRUSSELS A landmark European privacy law is making waves worldwide a year after it came into force, fundamentally changing the way data are handled as Facebook, Apple and Google face increasingly frequent complaints.

Google complying with EU order in shopping case, says EU's Vestager

May 22 2019

BRUSSELS, May 22 Google is complying with an EU order to boost competition in online shopping, Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday, brushing aside complaints from rivals demanding more regulatory action.

Huawei accuses U.S. of bullying, says working with Google to respond to ban

May 21 2019

BRUSSELS Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei called itself the victim of U.S. "bullying" on Tuesday and said it was working with Google to respond to trade restrictions imposed by Washington last week, a senior Huawei executive said.

Huawei accuses U.S. of bullying, says working with Google to respond to ban

May 21 2019

BRUSSELS Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei called itself the victim of U.S. "bullying" on Tuesday and said it was working with Google to respond to trade restrictions imposed by Washington last week, a senior Huawei executive said.

Free scooter rides and EU power ballads, big firms pump up voters for EU polls

May 20 2019

BRUSSELS From Volkswagen to Spotify to Iberdrola, Europe's biggest firms are urging people to vote in key European Parliament elections this weekend amid concerns that an anti-EU outcome could disrupt their business and hurt their bottom line. 

Google, Facebook, Twitter rapped for not doing enough in EU fake news fight

May 17 2019

BRUSSELS Facebook, Google and Twitter were reprimanded by the European Commission on Friday for not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, seven months after promising to do more.

Consumer bodies seek to force Alibaba portal to honour EU shoppers' rights

May 17 2019

BRUSSELS Consumer bodies from Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain on Friday urged their national consumer protection agencies to act against Alibaba's online shopping portal for allegedly setting unfair terms for EU users.

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