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EC leader calls for unified European mobile networks

The European Commission's Neelie Kroes wants an end to international barriers like roaming charges for mobile phones by 2014. Also: European networks are falling behind.

By May. 30, 2013


EC details Google's proposed search concessions

Google offers to label its own services in search results and give some prominence to rivals. European competitiveness regulators now want feedback, and critics are lodging objections.

By Apr. 25, 2013


Google told by EC to play ball or face a trial

The European Commission is warning Google to change its search methods or the company will be forced into court over antitrust issues.

By Jun. 1, 2012


EC opens Samsung patent investigation

European competition regulators have requested information from Samsung in a case involving Apple, its rival in multiple patent-infringement lawsuits.

By Nov. 4, 2011


EC reportedly prepping 400+ page finding against Google

The European Commission is said to be readying a lengthy Statement of Objections against Google for abusing its market dominance in Web search.

By Dec. 1, 2011


EC pushes for single telecom market

Customers are paying more than necessary and aren't getting the most up-to-date services due to lack of regulatory enforcement across EU nations, report states.

By May. 27, 2010


Report: Google, EC in early settlement talks

Last November the European Commission opened a formal investigation of Google's business practices on that continent, and talks at resolving the matter have reportedly begun.

By Feb. 7, 2011


EC launches antitrust probe against Google

Regulators to probe whether Google abused its dominant position as a search engine by unfairly favoring its own services in search results over those from competitors.

By Nov. 30, 2010


EC chooses iPhone, HTC over BlackBerry

As India and a pair of Middle East countries eye BlackBerry bans, the European Commission picks the iPhone and HTC devices over the BlackBerry as its smartphone of choice.

By Aug. 4, 2010


EC auditors criticize Galileo overruns

The project to develop a European civilian rival to the U.S. military's GPS system was hampered by poor management, the European Court of Auditors has found.

By Jul. 1, 2009