EU Launches Probes of App Store, Apple Pay
The European Commission will look into the two Apple services to determine whether they stifle competition.
EU Regulator Opens Antitrust Probe of Broadcom
The European Commission is also seeking "interim measures" to bar Broadcom from enforcing exclusivity agreements with customers.
EU Fines Google $5B Over Android Restrictions
The European Commission says Google has engaged in anticompetitive practices to "cement the dominance of its search engine" on Android devices.
EU Finds Amazon’s $294M Tax Break Illegal
The European Commission's ruling on Amazon's tax break from Luxembourg strikes another blow against the tax arrangements of Silicon Valley companies.
Apple Hit With $14B Penalty Over Irish Tax Deal
The European Commission says Ireland improperly allowed Apple to avoid paying taxes on almost all profits from sales in the EU.
Facebook Facing German Competition Law Probe
Germany’s competition watchdog is investigating whether Facebook adequately discloses to customers the type and extent of the data it collects.
EU Finds Belgian ‘Excess Profit’ Tax Break Illegal
The decision requires Belgium to recover about $762 million from at least 35 multinationals that benefited from the tax loophole.
EU Finds Tax Breaks for Starbucks, Fiat Illegal
The unprecedented decisions could spell trouble for other multinationals that have made deals with European governments as part of tax avoidance strategies.
EU Opens Probe of Staples’ Deal for Office Depot
With U.S. regulators close to a decision on the merger, it now faces an in-depth antitrust review by the European Commission.
EU Widens Corporate Tax Investigation
The European Union is looking for evidence of sweetheart tax deals between EU countries and individual multinationals.
EU Opens Antitrust Probe of Amazon
The European Commission is looking into whether Amazon has abused its dominant position in the European e-book market.