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Brexit WARNING: EU will have 'ANGRY' MEPs if UK is forced to hold elections says Liam Fox

Sunday, April 21, 2019 03:00:00 AM

The pro-Brexit International Trade Secretary said Parliament, which is supposed to elect the net European Commission president later this year, “will have an effect on the formation of the next commission”, according to the Telegraph. He said: “The last thing our European partners want are 50 disruptive and resentful UK MEPs.
Idealo sues Google for ‘antitrust breach’

Sunday, April 21, 2019 02:23:00 AM

Google Ireland is facing a €500m lawsuit. Idealo, a German price comparison website, sued the company over allegations it had abused its market position to promote its own services. Idealo filed the lawsuit in a Berlin district court last week. The German company alleged Google had altered search....
BT sets up fresh clash with Ofcom

Sunday, April 21, 2019 02:23:00 AM

BT has called for a shake-up of Ofcom, claiming that the regulator could become too powerful after Britain leaves the EU. The telecoms giant fears that Brexit could lead to the watchdog’s role being increased as oversight by the European Commission is removed.
Dublin may need to curb car use for EU emission laws

Sunday, April 21, 2019 02:11:00 AM

The European Commission has told the government that it may need to restrict vehicular access to cities to reduce Ireland’s transport pollution. The commission reviews countries’ implementation of environmental law every two years. In its latest report on Ireland, the commission said that....
Ireland ‘in denial’ over Brexit stock trade threat

Sunday, April 21, 2019 02:11:00 AM

Misplaced hopes that Brexit might be stalled or reversed are leading to unacceptable delays in finding a solution for how trading in Irish shares will be settled after Britain leaves the EU. That is the view of Stéphane Boujnah, chief executive of Euronext, the owner of the Irish Stock Exchange.
Media ‘bolsters support for Irish tax haven’

Sunday, April 21, 2019 02:11:00 AM

The media has played a central role in shoring up support for corporate tax avoidance in Ireland, according to research by University College Dublin (UCD) and Trinity College Dublin. The research states that while public support in post-recession Ireland could be expected to turn against “the....
Will Alphabet Earnings Beat Expectations Again?

Sunday, April 21, 2019 02:07:00 AM

The parent company of search-engine giant Google is going into its report with solid momentum with respect to beating earnings expectations. Adjusted for one-time items, Alphabet surpassed Wall Street's earnings consensus estimate in all four quarters of last year. In the fourth quarter , revenue grew 21.
EU's Juncker warns of no-deal Brexit amid uncertainty

Sunday, April 21, 2019 01:43:00 AM

In the wake of a six-month extension, the European Commission chief called on the UK to “make use of this time.” He also tasked Germany with increasing its spending to “boost investment.”Despite a six-month extension on Brexit, the UK still runs the risk of leaving the European Union without a deal,....
How much of Europe does China own?

Sunday, April 21, 2019 01:39:00 AM

Image copyright AFP Image caption China now has a majority stake in the Greek port of Piraeus. The European Union has introduced a new mechanism for screening foreign investment. It's widely believed to have been prompted by concerns over China's economic ambitions in Europe.
Still a risk of no-deal Brexit despite delay: President EC

Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:52:00 AM

There is a still a concern that Britain may leave the European Union without a deal to smooth the way, the bloc’s chief executive said on Saturday, urging Britain to take advantage of a six-month delay to work out the details of its departure. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made....
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