Commission launches investigation into Fitbit acquisition by Google

The investigation will focus on whether Google’s acquisition will hinder competition in the online advertising services marketplace

Barnier sees major hurdles ahead with Brexit, remains hopeful they can be overcome

Though the chief negotiator sees major hurdles ahead, largely by the unwillingness of his counterparts, he remains hopeful that the differences can be overcome.

Brussels ponders reform of securities trading rules

The Commission is aiming to make certain adjustments to the investor protection rules

Vietnam free-trade agreement approved despite human rights concerns

EU Parliament green lights Vietnam free trade agreement, despite concerns from human rights groups

Government: UK will not implement EU Copyright Directive

The EU’s controversial Copyright Directive will not be implemented by the United Kingdom, a government minister has confirmed.

International workplace convention aims to protect employees against harassment and violence

EU aims to tackle workplace harassment in new proposal to ratify convention form International Labour Organization

GDPR: ‘Years away from legal certainty’ as breach notifications keep rising

Written question submitted by liberal MEP raises questions about practical enforcement of the Regulation

EU directive strengthening consumer rights now in force

The move aims to considerably strengthen the position of consumers within the online universe.

EU ministers reject ‘name-and-shame’ policy for tax-avoiding companies

The Member States are split in finding an amicable resolution in ensuring proper tax payments by such multinational companies

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