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

Oct 19 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

Oct 16 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

Oct 14 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.

LVMH to win EU antitrust approval for Tiffany deal: sources

Oct 14 2020

BRUSSELS French luxury goods group LVMH is set to gain EU antitrust approval for its acquisition of U.S. jeweller Tiffany , people familiar with the matter said.

Exclusive: Iliad to gain EU nod for 3.5 billion euro Polish telecoms deal - sources

Oct 14 2020

BRUSSELS/PARIS French telecoms operator Iliad is poised to secure EU antitrust clearance for its 3.5 billion euro ($4.11 billion) takeover of Polish mobile group Play , people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Google poised to strike deal to pay French publishers for their news

Oct 07 2020

BRUSSELS Alphabet's Google is set to reach a deal to pay French publishers for their news, the U.S. tech giant said on Wednesday, the latest move to placate media groups and head off regulators siding with publishers seeking a level playing field.

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