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Germany should have sought Italy's okay to extradite McCann suspect, EU court adviser says

06 Aug 2020

BRUSSELS German authorities did not follow correct procedures when they extradited a German man from Italy for a rape charge whom investigators also suspect of murdering British toddler Madeleine McCann, an adviser to Europe's top court said on Thursday.

Google's $2.1 billion Fitbit deal hits roadblock as EU opens probe

04 Aug 2020

BRUSSELS Alphabet unit Google's bid to take on Apple and Samsung in the wearable technology market by buying Fitbit hit a hurdle on Tuesday as EU antitrust regulators launched an investigation into the $2.1 billion deal.

EU in talks to secure Sanofi deal for coronavirus vaccine

01 Aug 2020

BRUSSELS Sanofi SA and GlaxoSmithKline Plc on Friday said they are in advanced discussions to supply up to 300 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine for the 27-country European Union.

Alstom gains EU okay to acquire Bombardier's rail business

31 Jul 2020

BRUSSELS France's Alstom SA clinched EU antitrust approval on Friday to acquire Canadian rival Bombardier Inc's rail business in a deal that will elevate it to the world's second-largest rail maker after China's CRRC Corp .

Google's $2.1 billion Fitbit deal faces EU antitrust probe: sources

30 Jul 2020

BRUSSELS Google's $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker maker Fitbit will face a full-scale EU antitrust investigation next week, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. | Video

EU to take Hutchison, O2 case to top court after tribunal ruling

29 Jul 2020

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators will take their case to Europe's top court after a lower tribunal scrapped their veto against CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd's 10.3-billion-pound bid for Telefonica's British unit O2 UK.

EU to take Hutchison, O2 case to top court after tribunal ruling

29 Jul 2020

BRUSSELS, July 29 EU antitrust regulators will take their case to Europe's top court after a lower tribunal scrapped their veto against CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd's 10.3-billion-pound ($13.4 billion) bid for Telefonica's British unit O2 UK.

Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive data requests

28 Jul 2020

BRUSSELS Facebook is suing EU antitrust regulators for seeking information beyond what is necessary, including highly personal details, for their investigations into the company's data and marketplace, the U.S. social media group said on Monday.

Exclusive: Alstom to win EU antitrust okay for Bombardier deal - sources

28 Jul 2020

BRUSSELS Alstom is set to gain EU antitrust approval to buy Bombardier Inc's rail business, people familiar with the matter said on Monday, a deal which will make the French rail maker the world's second largest behind Chinese leader CRRC Corp.

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