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EU leaders call for appointment of first female president

Politicians want at least one woman at helm of European commission and councilEU leaders are being urged to select at least one woman when replacing Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk as the presidents of the European commission and council, positions that have only ever been held by men.The call is being made by 70 leading politicians, including the top candidates for the jobs as well as former prime ministers and the former commission president Romano Prodi. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, European Union, European commission, European parliamentary elections 2019, Europe, Jean-Claude Juncker, Donald Tusk, World news, Women


Cannes: European Auteurs Launch Appeal to Get E.U. Elections Vote Out

A group of 500 prominent European auteurs – including heavyweights attending Cannes such as Céline Sciamma, Pawel Pawlikowski, and Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne – have launched an impassioned appeal to citizens of the 28 European Union nations to get out the vote at the upcoming May 23-26 E.U. parliamentary elections. “It is true, Europe is hardly […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, Markets & Festivals, News, Cannes Film Festival, Celine Sciamma, European Commission, European Union, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Pawel Pawlikowski, Ralph Fiennes


A Populist Win Could Dull Europe’s Appetite for Free Trade

Populists on the left and the right are poised to make significant gains in elections for the European Parliament, possibly complicating trade negotiations with the U.S.
Tags: Agriculture and Farming, Protectionism (Trade, Chickens, European Parliament, European Commission, European Union, Le Pen, Marine, Varoufakis, Yanis, Brussels (Belgium, United States


Facebook still a great place to amplify pre-election junk news, EU study finds

A study carried out by academics at Oxford University to investigate how junk news is being shared on social media in Europe ahead of regional elections this month has found individual stories shared on Facebook’s platform can still hugely outperform the most important and professionally produced news stories, drawing as much as 4x the volume of Facebook shares, likes, and comments. The study, conducted for the Oxford Internet Institute’s (OII) Computational Propaganda Project, is intended to...
Tags: Security, Social, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Isis, Sweden, Vladimir Putin, France, Germany, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Digital Media


EU publishes ILUC risk additions to RED in official journal following scrutiny period

In Belgium, in the absence of objections by European Parliament and Council on the proposed text within the given two-month scrutiny period, the European Commission has published in the Official Journal the Delegated Act on the determination of high indirect land-use change-risk feedstock and the certification of low indirect land-use change-risk biofuels. The Delegated Regulation supplements the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive published last December and will represent the legal basis ...
Tags: Eu, Policy, European Commission, Belgium, Red, European Parliament and Council, Renewable Energy Directive


Trump’s Huawei ban also causing tech shocks in Europe

The escalating US-China trade war that’s seen Chinese tech giant Huawei slapped on a US trade blacklist is causing ripples of shock across Europe too, as restrictions imposed on US companies hit regional suppliers concerned they could face US restrictions if they don’t ditch Huawei. Reuters reports shares fell sharply today in three European chipmakers, Infineon Technologies, AMS and STMicroelectronics, after reports suggested some already had, or were about to, halt shipments to Huawei followin...
Tags: Travel, Google, Android, Google Play, Mobile, Europe, Government, China, Nokia, Smartphone, Smartphones, United States, European Commission, Finland, Search Engine, Play Store


EU welcomes auto tariff delay and says ready to negotiate deal

The European Commission welcomed on Friday the delay to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision on whether to impose tariffs on imported cars and said it was prepared to negotiate a transatlantic trade accord that included automobiles.
Tags: Money, Eu, businessNews, European Commission, Donald Trump


Bank cartel fined €1bn for currency rigging

The European Commission fines five banks a total of €1.07bn for forming cartels to rig currency trading.
Tags: News, European Commission


Banks fined €1bn by EU for currency rigging

The European Commission fines five banks a total of €1.07bn for forming cartels to rig currency trading.
Tags: News, Eu, European Commission


EU fines RBS for currency rigging

The European Commission fines five banks a total of €1.07bn for forming cartels to rig currency trading.
Tags: News, Eu, Rbs, European Commission


EU fines banks €1bn for currency rigging

The European Commission fines five banks a total of €1.07bn for forming cartels to rig currency trading.
Tags: News, Eu, European Commission


Candidates spar for European Commission president job

Frontrunners to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker clash in a televised debate in Brussels.
Tags: News, European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker


Candidates spar for European Commission president job

Frontrunners to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker clash in a televised debate in Brussels.
Tags: News, European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker


Exclusive: Europe prepares raft of post-Brexit banking reforms

The European Commission is working on its biggest regulatory push on banking since the 2008 financial crash that could curb Britain's access to the bloc, according to an internal draft document seen by Reuters.
Tags: Europe, Money, businessNews, Britain, European Commission


Exclusive: European Commission prepares raft of banking reforms after Brexit

The European Commission is working on its largest regulatory push on banking since the financial crash that could curb Britain's access to the bloc, according to an internal draft document seen by Reuters.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Britain, European Commission, Brexit


Trump Buddies Like Viktor Orbán Are Sucking the Life Blood Out of European Democracy

Akos Stiller/Bloomberg/GettySIBIU, Romania—European leaders met last Thursday in this picturesque town that, as it happens, was once the capital of Transylvania. They were looking for ways to fight increasingly authoritarian leaders and parties in the European Union that are sucking the life blood out of democracy.In contrast, U.S. President Donald J. Trump embraced one of those leaders at the White House on Monday, praising Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, even as he has been censured by ...
Tags: Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Eu, European Union, Vienna, Hungary, Britain, Nigel Farage, Poland


The Radical Left’s First Order Of Business: Disarm The Public, Part Four

Opinion Read Leftists Urge Americans to Betray Their God-Given Right to Bear Arms – Part Three AmmoLand's Come and Take It Tee New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Purveyors Of Collective Guilt: Andrew Cuomo And Eric Swalwell. “False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils except destruction. The laws that forbid...
Tags: Europe, Guns, Obama, Washington, America, Barack Obama, European Union, United States, European Commission, Belgium, Venezuela, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Maduro, Hannover Germany, Eric Swalwell


Alphabet's 2019 first-quarter earnings call (GOOGL, GOOG)

Editor's note: The following is a transcript from Alphabet's first-quarter earnings call . The transcription was provided by Alphabet.   Candice (Operator): Good day ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Alphabet first quarter 2019 earnings call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question and answer session and instructions will be given at that time. If anyone should require operator assistance, please press star and then zero on your touch-t...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, New York, Microsoft, Youtube, India, Softbank, US, Samsung, Trends, Unilever, Taiwan, UPS, Healthcare, Ubs


Manfred Weber toils to raise profile in race for top EU post

Wellies, port and asparagus are all in a day’s work for German hoping to lead European commissionThe lights dim and a dramatic Lord of the Rings-style score fills Strasbourg’s Palais de la Musique. The 1,200-seater auditorium might only be three-quarters full, but the crowd is fired up. People jump to their feet applauding, waving plastic French and EU flags, as the big names of France’s centre-right Les Républicains party file into the hall. In their midst is a little-known German politician.Ma...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, World news, Fbi, European Commission, Strasbourg, Les Républicains, Manfred Weber


Facebook takes down fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election

Facebook said on Sunday it had taken down numerous Italian accounts on its platform that were false or were spreading fake news ahead of a European parliamentary election later this month. The European Union has warned of foreign interference in campaigning for the vote of May 23-26, and in April the European Commission urged Google, Facebook and Twitter to do more to tackle fake news before the poll. "We have removed a series of false and duplicated accounts which violated our authenticity po...
Tags: Facebook, News, Eu, European Union, Italy, European Commission, Google Facebook


Thyssenkrupp expects EU to block Tata steel merger

Concessions have not soothed European Commission concerns over the proposed deal, Thyssenkrupp says.
Tags: Business, Eu, European Commission, Tata, ThyssenKrupp


Tata Steel says EU not likely to ok Thyssenkrupp JV

Tata Steel on Friday said that the European Commission does not intend to clear its proposed joint venture with Germany's Thyssenkrupp.
Tags: Money, Germany, Eu, businessNews, European Commission, Tata Steel


Grow with Google: ten million people trained, here’s what’s next

This year, we’re celebrating 30 years of the world wide web, at a moment when half the world's population is online. While the web creates more opportunity than ever before, it's also changing the way we work. In the next 10 to 15 years, 90 percent of all jobs will require some level of digital skills, leading to a skills gap. New jobs will be created from technology, but it’s also estimated that 14 percent could be replaced by automation and another 32 percent are set to change radically in ter...
Tags: Google, Europe, Nigeria, Africa, Trade unions, Middle East, Netherlands, European Commission, Udacity, Ipsos, Google in Europe, Segun Abodunrin, Google in Africa, Digital Workshop, Grow With Google, Loubna Donia


EU chief urges people to vote carefully in Europe-wide polls

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is urging people to carefully weigh their votes in the upcoming EU elections as polls show that populist and nationalist parties could gain ground. Juncker said Tuesday that voters should ask themselves what the “European landscape” would look like in the coming years if everyone voted for […]
Tags: Europe, News, Eu, Ap, Nation, European Commission, Brussels, Jean Claude Juncker, Juncker


EU lumbers towards Apple probe as Spotify cries foul over App Store's 30% cut

Competition commissioner finds grounds to investigate The European Commission is to investigate Apple over charges to music streaming services, according to the Financial Times.…
Tags: Apple, Eu, Software, European Commission, Financial Times


BMW profit hit by anti-trust case, spending on technology

German automaker BMW says its profits fell 74 percent in the first quarter as earnings were hit by a 1.4 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) set-aside for an expected anti-trust penalty from the European Commission and by higher up-front costs for new technology and factories.
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EU Begins Probe Of Spotify's Apple Anti-Trust Complaint [Report]

The European Commission has begun an official probe of Spotify's anti-trust complaint against Apple, according to a new report. The complaint centers on the 30% that Apple charges for in app purchase and polices that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says,"deliberately disadvantage other app developers." "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience - essentially acting as both a player and ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Eu, European Commission, Daniel Ek, Financial Times, Bruce Houghton


Apple Faces Inevitable Antitrust Headache as EU Launches App Store Investigation

An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple is facing an antitrust investigation that could have been predicted the moment it announced it was getting into the music streaming business four years ago. The company can most likely expect a similar investigation down the road after it launches its video streaming service later this year. The first investigation follows a complaint lodged by music streaming leader Spotify earlier this year, according to the Financial Times. Citing sources, the newspa...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Tech, Eu, European Commission, Silicon Valley, Apple Music, EU Launches App Store Investigation, Financial Times Citing


Apple to Face Antitrust Probe in Europe, Courtesy of Spotify

Less than a month after Spotify filed a formal complaint against Apple for its app store practices, a European Commission probe is moving forward, potentially threatening one of the Cupertino giant’s cash cows.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Europe, Science, European Commission, Antitrust, App Store, Cupertino


E.U. to Launch Investigation Into Apple After Spotify’s Complaint (Report)

The European Union will open a preliminary investigation into Apple following Spotify’s antitrust complaint, according to a report published in the Financial Times. In its complaint filed to the European Commission in March, Spotify, which ranks as the the market leader in music streaming, said Apple was “tilting the playing field to disadvantage competitors” and […]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, News, Global, European Union, European Commission, Financial Times