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FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

SPAIN

Judge bans Uber in Spain

MADRID, SPAIN: A judge on Tuesday banned the popular smartphone taxi service Uber from operating in Spain, court officials said, following similar prohibition action in several other countries...

11 Dec 2014

SPAIN

Vodafone probing 'tax fraud' at Spanish unit Ono

MADRID, SPAIN/LONDON, UK: Mobile phone giant Vodafone said on Monday it was investigating allegations of tax fraud at its recently acquired Spanish unit Ono.

30 Oct 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Renewable M&As market rallies

LONDON, UK: North America's switch on to energy efficiency has driven their position in the global renewable M&A market in the last 12 months, and could act as a driver for the region to become the dominant renewables market within three years, according to new analysis by PwC. In Europe, however, regulatory uncertainty clouds European deals.

29 Mar 2011

BELGIUM

EPC gets copyright management idea accepted

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Publishers Council (EPC*) has succeeded in getting its idea for 21st century copyright management accepted as one of just seven "Big Ideas" sought by the European Commission to forward its Digital Agenda strategy.

5 Nov 2010

BELGIUM

European industry shifts food marketing mix to children

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Independent data released yesterday, 15 September 2010, show how the world's biggest food brands have significantly changed the products they advertise to children. A major effort has been made to put advertising spend behind "better for you" products or to move out of children's airtime altogether. At the same time children are being exposed to significantly less advertising for all food products across all programming.

16 Sep 2010