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Barnier hits out at lobbying 'rearguard'updated: Mon Apr 02 2012 22:08:00

Europe's most senior financial regulator has hit back at "rearguard lobbying" by the hedge fund and private equity industries, saying he "will not be intimidated" by an attempt to undermine a deal to regulate the industry for the first time.

D Börse to sue Brussels over NYSE blockupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 22:20:00

Deutsche Börse said it would take the European Commission to court to try to overturn its decision last month to block its tie-up with NYSE Euronext, in what would have been the world's largest exchange deal.

Cisco appeals approval of Microsoft-Skype dealupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 20:03:00

Cisco Systems is to appeal against the European Union's regulatory clearance of Microsoft's takeover of Skype, it has announced, citing concerns that the new entity will dominate video calling to the detriment of the wider market.

Cisco shares up 45% in last six monthsupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 20:03:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks to Cisco CEO John Chambers about their turnaround and net profits rising by 45 percent.

CNNMoney: NYSE-Frankfurt stock exchange merger blockedupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 13:40:00

The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange said Wednesday that it plans to end its proposed merger with the parent of the Frankfurt exchange, after European officials blocked the deal.

CNNMoney: Investors worn down by Europe's debt crisisupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 12:32:00

World markets drifted for a second day Wednesday as investors, worn down by Europe's debt crisis, take to the sidelines ahead of Friday's European summit.

European nations could lose powers, EC head's memo saysupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 16:34:00

European nations could be penalized by being stripped of some powers if they fail to manage their budgets, according to a memo from European Commission President Herman Van Rompuy leaked Tuesday.

Italians react to new austerity measuresupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 16:34:00

Italians weigh in on the prime minister's budget plans to tackle the country's debt crisis.

CNNMoney: Europe ups ante on eurobondsupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 11:39:00

When it comes to ideas to solve to Europe's debt crisis, nothing seems to stick. And that's the case with the latest one.

CNNMoney: Eurobonds: The 'solution' that just won't stickupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 07:20:00

When it comes to ideas to solve to Europe's debt crisis, nothing seems to stick.

Barroso to announce bank planupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 08:38:00

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso will announce his plan to recapitalize Europe's banks on Wednesday afternoon, his office told CNN.

CNNMoney: Google faces new $423 million antitrust suitupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 12:31:00

In the latest of a recent slew of antitrust complaints filed against Google, French search company 1plusV said Tuesday it would seek $423 million in damages from the American search giant.

CNNMoney: World stocks mixed on Greece plan, Chinaupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 16:20:00

World markets endured a volatile trading session Friday, on mixed news about the global economy.

European Commission to investigate Googleupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 08:06:00

The European Commission said Tuesday it will investigate whether Google abused its dominant position in online search in violation of European Union rules.

EU fines 11 airlines more than $1 billion for cargo cartelupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 22:36:00

The European Commission said Tuesday it has fined 11 airlines a total of some $1.1 billion (799.5 million euros) for their participation in an air cargo cartel.

Air-cargo carriers fined for price-fixingupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 20:16:00

The European Commission Tuesday fined 11 air-cargo carriers for price-fixing, a statement from the commission said.

European Commission blasts France's deportation of Romaupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 09:36:00

France's deportation of more than 8,000 ethnic Roma, commonly referred to as gypsies, "is a disgrace" that could trigger legal action, a senior European Commission official said Tuesday.

European Commission limits Iran Airupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 08:37:00

Citing air safety, the European Commission Tuesday expanded restrictions on Iran Air's operations by banning more types of aircraft.

Q&A: Europe's proposed bank levyupdated: Wed May 26 2010 10:20:00

The European Commission outlined its proposal Wednesday for a number of national emergency funds designed to take the pressure off taxpayers in the event of any future bank failures.

Microsoft to offer European users browser choiceupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 08:22:00

Microsoft is to offer its European users the chance to use a Web browser other than its own.

CNNMoney: Google in EU antitrust inquiryupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 06:38:00

Google is being scrutinized by European antitrust officials, who have notified the Internet search giant that three companies have complained about its practices.

Greece unveils 3-year plan to curb deficitupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 09:48:00

Greece on Thursday announced an ambitious three-year plan to curb its runaway budget deficit but financial markets initially appeared unimpressed.

Greece condemned for falsifying dataupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 05:45:00

Greece was condemned by the European Commission on Tuesday for falsifying data about its public finances and allowing political pressures to obstruct the collection of accurate statistics.

Fortune: Intel settlement: The power of emailsupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 10:48:00

Nine days after New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo made public emails to, from, and about current and former Intel CEOs Paul S. Otellini and Craig Barrett, Intel settled a four-year-old antitrust case that semiconductor rival AMD had filed against it.

Brussels proposes new financial warning system for Europeupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 10:17:00

A radical reshaping of Europe's patchy system of financial supervision moved a step closer on Wednesday when the European Commission unveiled legislation which officials hope will guard against a repeat of last year's financial crisis.

EU slashes 'roaming' cellphone costsupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 06:47:00

Cellphone users in the European Union will enjoy significant savings when "roaming" within the bloc's 27 member states from Wednesday with the introduction of new pricing rules.

Q&A: European Parliament electionsupdated: Mon May 25 2009 10:48:00

The election of 736 members from 27 member countries to the European Parliament in June will be the biggest transnational electoral contest there has ever been. Between them they will represent more than 500,000,000 people.

Explainer: Why was Intel fined?updated: Wed May 13 2009 11:58:00

The European Commission handed down its ruling in a landmark anti-trust case against Intel Wednesday, fining the computer chip giant a record $1.45 billion for abusing its dominant position in the computer processing unit (CPU) market.

European Commission fines computer chipmaker Intel $1.45Bupdated: Wed May 13 2009 11:53:00

The European Commission found leading computer chipmaker Intel guilty Wednesday of violating European anti-trust rules and ordered that it pay a fine of 1.06 billion euros ($1.45 billion).

CNNMoney: EU fines Intel $1.45 billionupdated: Wed May 13 2009 10:27:00

European regulators slapped Intel Corp. with a record fine of $1.45 billion Wednesday after a nearly eight-year long antitrust case.

Fortune: Why the EU goes after U.S. companiesupdated: Wed May 13 2009 10:03:00

With its record $1.45 billion fine levied against Intel for allegedly anticompetitive activities, the European Commission -- the executive arm of the European Union -- is again showing its appetite for taking on and punishing big American companies.

Dutch move on $10 billion rescue programupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 15:05:00

The Dutch government on Friday approved an economic stimulus package worth up to 8 billion euros ($10 billion) to help the country cope with the global financial crisis.

Relief supplies on way to Indian flood victimsupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 23:39:00

The Indian government said Wednesday it is sending food and equipment to help the estimated 3 million people in a flood-ravaged area of the country's northeast.

Time.com: Brussels Beats Up On Bulgariaupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 14:00:00

The European Commission slams the EU newcomer for failing to crack down on corruption and organized crime -- and cuts off funding worth hundreds of millions of dollars

Northern Rock woesupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 09:08:00

Robert Miller of the Daily Telegraph in London joins CNN to discuss troubles at Britain's Northern Rock.

Time.com: Europe's Pocket Change Democracyupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 08:00:00

Who says the European Union is undemocratic? Its citizens will have the chance to vote for the design of the new two-euro coin

Time.com: EU Raids Target Drug Firmsupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 11:00:00

An investigation has been launched to investigate whether drug firms have been fixing the market to squeeze out copycat medicines

Time.com: US Ranked Low in Humanitarian Aidupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 12:00:00

Launched in London, the Humanitarian Response Index ranks Sweden at the top with the US trailing far down the list

Why so much software?updated: Wed Oct 24 2007 10:43:00

Computer expert Ken Colburn has more on why your new computer comes with so many trial software programs installed.

Microsoft loses EU appealupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 04:59:00

A court backs the European Commission's battle over Microsoft's dominance. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Microsoft's big day in courtupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 04:59:00

Court dismissses an appeal against Microsoft's 2004 antitrust order. CNN's Jim Boulden explains

Time.com: Microsoft Loses E.U. Anti-Trust Caseupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 07:00:00

The European Union's second highest court dismisses the software giant's appeal against an anti-trust order

Sudan expels EU, Canada diplomatsupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 01:52:00

Sudan expelled the top Canadian diplomat and the European Commission envoy from the country for what was described as "meddling in its affairs," the state news agency reported Thursday.

Solidarity shipyard seeks rescueupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 22:25:00

Poland's Gdansk shipyard, the birthplace of the anti-communist Solidarity movement, has submitted a last-ditch rescue plan to prevent its closure.

Time.com: How Europe is Drowning in Wineupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 11:15:00

E.U. subsidies have spurred big surpluses and made the continent uncompetitive with "New World" wines. Now reform is afoot

CNNMoney: EU expands informal DVD probeupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 07:59:00

The European Commission has expanded an informal probe into whether the licensing strategies of two rival groups of DVD developers are anti-competitive by seeking information from film studios, the EU executive said.

CNNMoney: Friday's late-moving stocksupdated: Fri Oct 13 2006 15:16:00

Here are some of Friday's market-moving stocks:

CNNMoney: EU set to fine Microsoft on Wednesdayupdated: Sun Jul 09 2006 10:08:00

The European Commission is due to fine Microsoft on Wednesday as part of a hard-line approach towards getting the software giant to comply with antitrust sanctions that appears to be bearing fruit.

EU to limit mobile roaming chargesupdated: Tue Mar 28 2006 04:49:00

The European Commission is set to limit the amount consumers can be charged for using mobile phones outside their home countries.

Europe scrambles to stop bird fluupdated: Wed Feb 15 2006 01:17:00

European Union veterinary experts have backed plans to boost surveillance of migratory birds and impose stricter bans on imports as officials desperately tried to find ways to curb the spread of deadly bird flu on the continent.

Greek bird flu case suspectedupdated: Tue Oct 18 2005 03:50:00

European Union officials say bird flu had been found on one of the Greek isles and tests were being conducted to determine if it is the deadly H5N1 virus.

Turkey bird flu 'is deadly strain'updated: Thu Oct 13 2005 12:50:00

The lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu has been found in Turkish poultry and is likely present in Romania, the European Commission has said.

Shock pictures for Europe smokersupdated: Fri Oct 22 2004 11:45:00

The European Union has launched an aggressive anti-smoking drive with grisly photos of rotten lungs, throat tumors and decayed teeth that it hopes will be used on cigarette packets.

EU weighs crucial Turkey talksupdated: Wed Oct 06 2004 07:02:00

The European Commission is expected to recommend that Turkey start accession talks with the European Union after 40 years of stop-go negotiations.

EU commission backs Turkey talksupdated: Wed Oct 06 2004 04:02:00

The European Commission has recommended -- with conditions -- that the European Union start accession talks with Turkey after 40 years of on-off negotiations.

EU targets long hours work cultureupdated: Thu Sep 30 2004 10:48:00

European workers could find themselves better protected from long hours if European Commission proposals to revise the Working Time Directive are accepted.

CNNMoney: Techs can't hold gainsupdated: Fri Sep 24 2004 15:51:00

Technology stocks lost ground Friday on high oil prices and lowered earnings forecasts, failing to close higher before the weekend in keeping with a mostly upbeat performance over the last two weeks.

European workers catch travel bugupdated: Wed Jul 14 2004 11:23:00

More Europeans than ever before would consider working in another country, according to new research.

Portugal PM nominated EC presidentupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 08:30:00

European Union leaders have unanimously nominated Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso as next European Commission president.

EU leaders agree to constitutionupdated: Sat Jun 19 2004 11:55:00

European Union leaders have overcome their differences to agree to the bloc's first constitution and must now push ahead with their search for a compromise candidate to be the next European Commission president.

Microsoft appeals record EU fineupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 09:48:00

Microsoft is appealing a decision by the European Commission that the U.S. software giant abused the "near-monopoly" of its Windows PC operating system.

CNNMoney: EU freezes review of Oracle bidupdated: Thu Apr 15 2004 07:09:00

The European Commission has again stopped the clock on its review of Oracle's $9.4 billion bid for rival PeopleSoft to seek more information on the markets affected, the EU said Thursday.

Real property deal under scrutinyupdated: Wed Mar 03 2004 12:14:00

The property deal that enabled Real Madrid to clear debts of $326 million and buy players such as David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane is being investigated by the European Commission and the Spanish government.

EU imposes sanctions on U.S.updated: Mon Mar 01 2004 07:36:00

The European Commission has launched retaliatory trade measures against the United States that will cost American companies hundreds of millions.

EU urged to fight anti-Semitismupdated: Thu Feb 19 2004 08:40:00

Jewish and European leaders have called for concrete action to combat a resurgence of the "monster" of anti-Semitism on the continent.

CNNMoney: Tech stocks post solid gainsupdated: Mon Jan 12 2004 15:54:00

Technology stocks on Monday posted their highest close in 2-1/2 years as investors counted on upcoming earnings results of companies ranging from Yahoo! to Apple Computer, slated for release later in the week.

Fortune: HOW THEY ADD UP updated: Mon Dec 14 1992 00:01:00

Here are economic snapshots of the 19 countries in Europe making up the European Community (EC) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Many are in recession. Yet their potential is huge. T...

Fortune: EUROPE UNRAVELS The 1992 goals achieved so far should hold, but further progress will be tougher and slower. One updated: Mon Oct 19 1992 00:01:00

THIS NEW YEAR'S EVE, a thousand bonfires will be set across the Continent to mark the opening of the single European market. But the celebration will be less festive than it might have been. All ki...

Fortune: STOCK TRADING WITHOUT BORDERS The European Community's 12 exchanges are taking the first steps toward a more unified equity markupdated: Mon Dec 02 1991 00:01:00

THE crowning jewel of Europe's economic integration will be a unified European capital market, where companies large and small can scoop up equity money anywhere in Europe, and investors from Dubli...

Fortune: THE REAL DANGER IN EUROPE'S SLUMP It's not a recession, since growth will only dip. But the slowdown will strengthen protectioniupdated: Mon Jul 01 1991 00:01:00

ONLY LAST YEAR Europe seemed headed for an economic miracle. Gross domestic product (GDP) was sprinting ahead at more than 3% a year, the fastest rate in a decade. A surge in new jobs was finally e...

Fortune: EUROPE HITS THE BRAKES ON 1992 After making much progress, the drive for unity has run into stubborn resupdated: Mon Dec 17 1990 00:01:00

THE EUROPEAN Community's drive toward an open market by the end of 1992 is suddenly starting to bump hard against the very barriers that the EC is trying to tear down. As the deadline nears, powerf...

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