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From TheJournal.ie Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance' Amazon

Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'

The Commission has also opened a second investigation into the online retail giant.

From TheJournal.ie Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person

The European Commission President said she tested negative for the virus last week and will undergo another test today.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill Brexit

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill

The Bill threatens to overwrites parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, which the UK government admitted was a breach of international law.

From TheJournal.ie European Commission to appeal €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling Apple Tax Row

European Commission to appeal €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling

The legal row stems from an EU investigation into Apple’s Irish tax structures.

From TheJournal.ie 'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner? Euro Star

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

From TheJournal.ie Mairead McGuinness chosen as new European Commissioner for Financial Services as Ireland loses Trade portfolio Commission Reshuffle

Mairead McGuinness chosen as new European Commissioner for Financial Services as Ireland loses Trade portfolio

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner European Commission

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner

Phil Hogan resigned from the role following his attendance at a controversial golf dinner in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie The new commissioner: Who's in the running for Phil Hogan's job - and will Ireland keep the crucial trade portfolio? Phil Hogan

The new commissioner: Who's in the running for Phil Hogan's job - and will Ireland keep the crucial trade portfolio?

Picking a successor could be politically fraught.

From TheJournal.ie 'I know how to take responsibility, in fact I've done it before': It's 25 years since Phil Hogan last resigned From The Archives
From TheJournal.ie Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan Phil Hogan

Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan

Phil Hogan resigned as Trade Commissioner last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'The correct course of action': Politicians react to Phil Hogan's resignation as EU Trade Commissioner Golfgate

'The correct course of action': Politicians react to Phil Hogan's resignation as EU Trade Commissioner

Phil Hogan resigned from his role this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan Covid-19 This post contains videos

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said that the government has lost confidence in the Trade Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan 'regrets and apologises' for attendance at golfing event after public outcry Golfgate

Phil Hogan 'regrets and apologises' for attendance at golfing event after public outcry

Taoiseach Micheál Martin had called on Hogan to offer a ‘meaningful response’.

From TheJournal.ie A record number of jobs were lost across the European Union in the second quarter of the year Jobs Figures

A record number of jobs were lost across the European Union in the second quarter of the year

Europe is in recession after two quarters of economic contraction.

From TheJournal.ie EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit Competition

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit

There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.

From TheJournal.ie Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today Bark Or Byte

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today

The tech giants are being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Will Ireland be a 'net contributor' to the EU's €750 billion recovery fund? EU Recovery Fund

Explainer: Will Ireland be a 'net contributor' to the EU's €750 billion recovery fund?

Member states will have to produce national recovery plans to access the funds.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has secured €8.8 million in funding from Europe to go towards Dart expansion project in Kildare The Dart

Ireland has secured €8.8 million in funding from Europe to go towards Dart expansion project in Kildare

The government’s development plan aims to increase capacity on Dart services to cope with the expected rise in demand in future.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland ordered to pay €2 million over failing to implement EU money-laundering directive in time European Commission

Ireland ordered to pay €2 million over failing to implement EU money-laundering directive in time

The directive was on the prevention of the use of financial systems for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing.

From TheJournal.ie An EU court has ruled in favour of Apple and Ireland in the €13 billion tax row. So what happens now? The Saga Continues

An EU court has ruled in favour of Apple and Ireland in the €13 billion tax row. So what happens now?

Officials are already exploring the possibility of using a Treaty article to crack down on low-tax countries.

From TheJournal.ie Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling Decision Time

Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling

The European Commission previously ordered the US company to hand back €13 billion in unpaid tax.

From TheJournal.ie 'A bad day for the taxpayer': Opposition TDs accuse government of 'throwing away' Apple's €13 billion Tax

'A bad day for the taxpayer': Opposition TDs accuse government of 'throwing away' Apple's €13 billion

Apple and Ireland won their appeal against the European Commission’s €13 billion tax ruling.

From TheJournal.ie A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there Apple Tax

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there

Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting Frugal Four

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte leads a bloc of countries opposed to the deal.

From TheJournal.ie The European Commission has slashed Irish and eurozone growth forecasts Covid-19

The European Commission has slashed Irish and eurozone growth forecasts

But the Commission expects the Irish economy to grow by 6.25% next year.

From TheJournal.ie European Commission issues recommendations to help get Ireland's economy back on track Economy

European Commission issues recommendations to help get Ireland's economy back on track

The Commission published its recommendations in a report yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Germany suddenly backing the EU recovery fund? European Union

Explainer: Why is Germany suddenly backing the EU recovery fund?

Experts say the scale of the crisis and a German constitutional court ruling might have something to do with it.

From TheJournal.ie EU says airlines must refund customers for cancelled flights, and vouchers won't do European Commission

EU says airlines must refund customers for cancelled flights, and vouchers won't do

Under EU rules, travellers have the right to choose between vouchers or cash reimbursement.

From TheJournal.ie EU Commission boss unveils road map to exit coronavirus restrictions Covid-19 Epicentre

EU Commission boss unveils road map to exit coronavirus restrictions

The guidelines come as the number of coronavirus cases in the EU reach 1 million.

From TheJournal.ie Irish farmers ask European Commission to suspend imports of beef from outside Europe Beef Crisis

Irish farmers ask European Commission to suspend imports of beef from outside Europe

Some 318,000 tonnes of beef was imported from outside of Europe last year.

From TheJournal.ie Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline Ursula Von Der Leyen

Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline

“I am very worried given the little time we have,” Ursula von der Leyen said.

From TheJournal.ie You will always be welcomed back, EU chief tells UK in Brexit 'love letter' From Brussels With Love

You will always be welcomed back, EU chief tells UK in Brexit 'love letter'

The UK has inflicted unnecessary damage on itself with Brexit, the European Commission’s vice-president has said.

From TheJournal.ie Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050 EU Commission Boss

Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050

At least 25% of the EU’s long-term budget should be dedicated to climate action, the EU Commission has said.

From TheJournal.ie New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen New Era

New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen

The team took the reins as the 28-member union is faced with a mountain of difficulties, including Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players New Era

The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players

The incoming European Commission will take office on 1 December.

From TheJournal.ie EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan Approved

EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan

The decision means the contract for the €3 billion plan can be signed.

From TheJournal.ie €14 billion Apple tax fund could lose €70 million this year Sweetheart Deal

€14 billion Apple tax fund could lose €70 million this year

The fund is to be held in escrow until the outcome of legal challenges to the European Commission’s landmark ruling in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie EU tax demand 'defies reality and common sense', claims Apple Eu Court

EU tax demand 'defies reality and common sense', claims Apple

It is fighting the European Commission’s landmark order that the company reimburse Ireland €13 billion in back taxes.

From TheJournal.ie EU accused of 'divisive rhetoric' after appointing Vice President for 'Protecting Our Way of Life' Migration

EU accused of 'divisive rhetoric' after appointing Vice President for 'Protecting Our Way of Life'

This title is a rebranding of the Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship portfolio.

From TheJournal.ie EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data Competition Rules

EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the investigation would be completed as a matter of priority.

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