European Commission

The European Commission is the executive branch of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.

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Apple Announces App Distribution Changes to Comply With DMA
Apple Announces App Distribution Changes to Comply With DMA
March 06, 2024  |  Apple

Apple has made some changes to its policies around app distribution in the European Union (EU) to comply with the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA)....

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EU Competition Chief Margrethe Vestager Says DMA’s Priority is App Stores
EU Competition Chief Margrethe Vestager Says DMA’s Priority is App Stores
March 05, 2024  |  Regulation

The new Digital Markets Act (DMA) will reportedly focus first on app stores. European Union (EU) competition chief Margrethe Vestager told Bloomberg TV Tuesday (March 5)...

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Apple Fined $1.9 Billion For ‘Abusive’ App Store Rules
Apple Fined $1.9 Billion For ‘Abusive’ App Store Rules
March 04, 2024  |  Apple

The European Commission has fined Apple 1.8 billion euros ($1.95 billion) for abusing its place in the music streaming market. The record fine, announced by the commission (EC) Monday (Mar....

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EU Could Add X and ByteDance to Digital ‘Gatekeeper’ List
EU Could Add X and ByteDance to Digital ‘Gatekeeper’ List
March 03, 2024  |  Regulation

X, ByteDance and Booking.com could be added to the European Union’s “gatekeeper” list. The European Commission (EC) made that announcement Friday (March 1) after receiving notifications from the...

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Competitors Say Apple’s Plans Don’t Comply With Digital Markets Act
Competitors Say Apple’s Plans Don’t Comply With Digital Markets Act
February 21, 2024  |  Regulation

Apple is reportedly facing pushback from rivals like Meta and Microsoft over its plans to comply with the Digital Markets Act in the European Union...

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TikTok Vows to Keep Minors Safe After EU Announces Probe
TikTok Vows to Keep Minors Safe After EU Announces Probe
February 19, 2024  |  Regulation

The European Commission has opened formal proceedings against TikTok under the Digital Services Act, saying the regulator aims to protect the well-being of online users....

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EU Pressure on Big Tech Sparks Startup Concern
EU Pressure on Big Tech Sparks Startup Concern
February 18, 2024  |  Regulation

Amazon’s recent cancellation of its iRobot deal reportedly has European startups worried. In a recent Financial Times (FT) opinion piece, Javier Espinoza writes that entrepreneurs are concerned that...

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Amazon Jettisons Plans for $1.7 Billion iRobot Purchase 
Amazon Jettisons Plans for $1.7 Billion iRobot Purchase 
January 29, 2024  |  Acquisitions

Citing a tough regulatory environment, Amazon has called off its $1.7 billion purchase of iRobot. The tech giant announced Monday (Jan. 29) that its agreement...

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EU Invites Comments on Solutions to Apple Pay Competition Issues
EU Invites Comments on Solutions to Apple Pay Competition Issues
January 19, 2024  |  ANTITRUST

The European Commission (EC) has invited comments on the commitments offered by Apple to address competition concerns related to access restrictions for contactless payments on...

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