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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 - 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain’s Ukip rides anti-EU wave to open up lead in European elections

    Posted May 26th 2014, 01:03pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... is why it is so important that the next European Commission, the European Council, the next European Parliament do get the message that there is rising discontent.” He called for the European ... in Europe swept Britain on Monday as the UK Independence Party (Ukip) appeared to be heading for victory in the European parliament elections.     Ukip leader Nigel Farage hailed the results as “the ...

  8. News - World - EUROPE

    Far right and hard left the big winners in European Parliament elections

    Posted May 26th 2014, 02:29pm by Reuters

    ... of the European Commission president,” Juncker said. “We will have a clear pro-European majority in this house.” The centre-left Socialists, led by outgoing European Parliament President Martin Schulz ... in European Parliament elections in France and Britain on Sunday as critics of the European Union more than doubled their seats in a continent-wide protest vote against austerity and unemployment. ...

  9. News - World - UKRAINE

    European bodies attempt to defuse Ukraine crisis after rebels seek to join Russia

    Posted May 13th 2014, 12:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Kiev

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kiev European Union and Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe move to de-escalate crisis in Ukraine after pro-Moscow rebels ask to join Russia following vote The European Union (EU) was intensifying diplomatic efforts on Tuesday to get Ukraine’s leadership and pro-Moscow rebels to the negotiating table, as the Organisation for Security ...

  10. 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 ...




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