Thursday, 21 June 2018

Tag Archives: EU

Airlines to complain to EU over French strikes

AFP BRUSSELS: Budget carrier Ryanair and British Airways owner IAG said Wednesday they will file a complaint to the EU over what they say is France’s failure to tackle crippling strikes by air traffic controllers. They say repeated strikes by French controllers, particularly in Marseille, are having a devastating impact ...

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Google faces EU antitrust fine over Android case in July

BRUSSELS: Google is expected to be hit with a second EU antitrust fine in mid-July for using its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, three people familiar with the matter said. The European Commission, which has been investigating the case involving the unit of Alphabet since 2015, ...

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Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces

COPENHAGEN: The Danish parliament on Thursday passed a law banning the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces, becoming the latest European country to do so. “Anyone who wears a garment that hides the face in public will be punished with a fine,” says the law, which was passed by 75 votes ...

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Mark Zuckerberg apologises to EU lawmakers over data leak

BRUSSELS: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologised to European Union lawmakers on Tuesday for a massive data leak, in his latest attempt to draw a line under a scandal that has rocked the world’s biggest social media network. Zuckerberg agreed to meet leaders of the European Parliament to answer questions about ...

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EU launches measures to protect European business in Iran

BRUSSELS: The European Commission said on Friday it had started the process of renewing a sanctions-blocking measure to protect European businesses in Iran, after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear accord and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. The Commission said in a statement it had “launched the formal ...

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EU leaders agree ‘united approach’ on Iran deal, trade

LONDON: European Union leaders agreed on a “united EU approach” to keeping the Iran nuclear deal alive after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact, a European source said after talks in Bulgaria. The 28 EU leaders also backed a plan for dealing with trade tariffs that Trump is ...

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Trump to Exit Iran Nuclear Deal and Reinstate US Sanctions

LONDON: President Donald Trump said the U.S. will withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord to curb Iran’s nuclear program and reinstate financial sanctions on the Islamic Republic, opening an uncertain new chapter for the Middle East. His decision, widely anticipated by allies and analysts, was intended to force Iran to ...

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Johnson to Trump: ‘Don’t walk away’ from Iran deal

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called on US President Donald Trump not to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal. In an article in The New York Times on Sunday, Johnson, who is in Washington to persuade the Trump administration to remain in the international accord, said that “it would ...

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EU considers using algorithms to detect anti-competitive acts

MECHELEN: To find companies that may be using software to fix prices, EU regulators may create their own algorithms. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that it’s now easy for price collusion to occur, Reuters reported. “It is a hypothesis that not all algorithms will have been to law school,” Vestager ...

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