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  1. News - World - CYBERSECURITY

    Internet governance too US oriented, says European Commission

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 03:44pm by The Guardian in London

    ... The Guardian in London European Commission says Edward Snowden's NSA revelations call into question US role in internet governance, which should be more global The mass surveillance ... declared. Setting out proposals on how the worldwide web should function and be regulated, the European commission called for a shift away from the California-based Internet Corporation for Assigned ...

  2. News - World - EUROPE

    UK exit from EU a viable option, says report commissioned by Boris Johnson

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain's exit from EU a viable option, report says A report commissioned by London Mayor Boris Johnson has concluded that a British exit from the European Union would be better for the city than remaining in an unreformed EU. Johnson is likely to give his backing to the report in a speech this week to launch the document, The Sunday ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    European commission approves NYSE takeover

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 10:11pm by AP

    ... BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has approved InterContinental Exchange's proposed $8.2 billion takeover of NYSE Euronext, saying the two are not direct competitors in most ... be the third-largest exchange group globally, behind Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing and CME Group. The European Commission confirmed it approved the merger in an emailed statement Monday. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    European Commission approves NYSE takeover

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 10:50pm by AP

    ... BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission on Monday approved InterContinentalExchange's proposed $8.2 billion takeover of NYSE-Euronext, saying the two are not direct competitors ... market investigation revealed that they do not exert a greater potential competitive threat on each other compared to other exchanges," the Commission said in a statement detailing its ...

  5. News - World - FOOD

    European Commission bans pesticides blamed for killing bees

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels Europe moves to keep beehives alive The European Commission will ban pesticides blamed for killing the bees that pollinate food and fruit crops for two ... ensure that our bees, which are so vital to our ecosystem and contribute over €22 billion [HK$219 billion] annually to European agriculture, are protected". The insecticides- imidacloprid ...

  6. News - World

    Terror suspects tortured at CIA 'black site' in Poland win payouts from European court

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by Reuters

    ... Associated Press in Warsaw Poland must pay terror suspects tortured by CIA Europe's top human rights court has ruled that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights ... is a historic ruling by the European Court of Human Rights, which has become the first court to confirm the existence of a secret CIA torture centre on Polish soil between 2002 and 2003, where our ...

  7. News - World - EUROPE

    Italy seeks a revolution as it takes the reins of European Union

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:43am by AFP

    ... for the next European Commission chief- Jean-Claude Juncker was chosen on Friday- to allow more money to be spent on public investment, despite an apparent unwillingness from Germany to change ... including "a newly elected parliament which asserted anti-European forces". The naming of Juncker as president of the European Commission came after a bitter row over whether the former ...

  8. Business - Companies

    EU raids oil majors in probe over possible price fixing

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels The European Commission has carried out surprise inspections at several major oil companies over possible price fixing in breach of EU anti-trust rules. ... spokesman said: “We can confirm that Shell companies are currently assisting the European Commission in an inquiry into trading activities. Norwegian firm Statoil and Platts, the world’s leading oil ...

  9. Beijing to unveil new anti-monopoly commission

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Adam Chen in Beijing Beijing will unveil a national anti-monopoly commission headed by Wang Qishan, the vice-premier in charge of trade and finance, an official said. The source said the new commission would have three deputy directors. They would be the heads of the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce and the State Administration for Industry ...

  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    European Union, Russia Ukraine to meet on future of gas supply

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... the ground for a second round of talks at ministerial level later this month, following a meeting last week in Warsaw, the European Commission said. In Warsaw, EU Energy Commissioner Oettinger, ... supplies and about half of that transits through Ukraine. The European Commission said Monday's talks would continue on the agenda set in Warsaw, covering gas transit and supply, outstanding ...




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