Keeping young farmers in rural areas is the biggest challenge for Croatia

By |november 20th, 2019|agricultural funds, budget, competition, Croatia, generational gap, News, small farms, World Bank, young farmers|

Generational renewal of Croatian agriculture is a slow process burdened with negative demographic trends, constant migration and a non-competitive market. EURACTIV's partner Jutarnjilist reports.

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Commissioner hearings LIVE: Margrethe Vestager

By |oktober 8th, 2019|competition, Digital Europe, digitalisation, Economy, Industry, Margrethe Vestager, News|

The European Parliament is grilling the proposed members of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission in a series of hearings between 30 September and 8 October. On Tuesday, Danish official Margrethe Vestager, nominated as Executive Vice President for Europe fit for the Digital Age, will be questioned by MEPs

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Tech giants under pressure in the US

By |avgust 21st, 2019|Amazon, Antitrust, Apple, Cambridge Analytica, competition, Elizabeth Warren, Facebook, Federal Trade Commission, Google, News, United States, Wall Street Journal|

About twenty US states are worried about the monopolistic tendencies of tech giants, and are close to launching a joint antitrust investigation next month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday (19 August). EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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Big Tech faces broad U.S. Justice Department antitrust probe

By |julij 24th, 2019|Amazon, big tech, competition, Department of Justice, Facebook, Google, News|

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday (23 July) it was opening a broad investigation of major digital technology firms into whether they engage in anticompetitive practices, the strongest sign the Trump administration is stepping up its scrutiny ...

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German ambassador to the EU: ‘China is changing us’

By |julij 12th, 2019|China, competition, European Champions, Huawei, Industrial Policy, News|

Europe should increase its economic assertiveness abroad and put forward a new strategy to face China’s rivalry, as the challenges posed by Beijing are already affecting the way European countries are preparing to compete with global powers, experts and diplomats agreed on Thursday (12 July).

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Clegg: Facebook to set up its own ‘court’ for content moderation

By |junij 24th, 2019|Brexit, competition, EU, Facebook, Mark Zuckerbeg, News, Nick Clegg, regulation|

Facebook has plans to establish an independent oversight board "analogous to a court," that will have the power to make decisions on what content should be removed from the platform, the company's Head of Global Policy, Nick Clegg, announced on Monday ...

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Digital Brief: The power of online platforms

By |junij 6th, 2019|Catherine Stihler, competition, cryptoassets, Cybersecurity, data protection, Digital Brief, digital tax, Donald Trump, EU, European Court of Justice, Facebook, FinTech, Google, Huawei, Julia Reda, Lee Hsien Loong, Margarethe Vestager, Marietje Schaake, Mariya Gabriel, Matt Hancock, News, Privacy, Twitter|

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. 

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French economy ministry wants to overhaul EU competition policies

By |junij 3rd, 2019|Alstom, competition, Facebook, France, Magrethe Vestager, merger control, News, Siemens, state aid rules, Whatsapp|

The French Ministry of Economy wants to change competition practices and trade policy in Europe. Its proposals also aim to tackle new digital conglomerates. EURACTIV France reports.

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EU fines five major banks €1bln for currency collusion

By |maj 16th, 2019|Barclays, Citigroup, competition, currency exchange, JPMorgan, News, trade|

The EU's powerful antitrust authority fined five major banks, including Barclays and Citigroup, on Thursday (16 May) with more than a billion euros for collusion in the massive foreign exchange currency market.

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Top German carmakers charged with blocking clean emissions technology

By |april 5th, 2019|BMW, Car emissions, competition, dieselgate, European Commission, News, Pollution|

BMW and Volkswagen face possible hefty fines after EU antitrust regulators on Friday (5 April) charged the German carmakers and whistleblower Daimler with colluding to block the rollout of clean emissions technology.

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