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European Union extends Pakistan GSP-Plus status for two years; cash-strapped country to get rebates on duty charges
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European Union extends Pakistan GSP-Plus status for two years; cash-strapped country to get rebates on duty charges

The European Union has extended the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) Plus status for cash-strapped Pakistan for two years, allowing the country access to preferential duties on exports to the EU

EU unveils first ever climate law that will help in making all the countries climate neutral by 2050
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EU unveils first ever climate law that will help in making all the countries climate neutral by 2050

To finance the climate transition, the EU plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change.

EU antitrust regulators preparing to open an enquiry into the tech sector
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EU antitrust regulators preparing to open an enquiry into the tech sector

The document said the enquiry would focus on "new and emerging markets that are shaping our economy and society".

EU chief warns UK must compromise to get Brexit trade deal, says Boris Johnson's 2020 deadline makes negotiations 'basically impossible'
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EU chief warns UK must compromise to get Brexit trade deal, says Boris Johnson's 2020 deadline makes negotiations 'basically impossible'

Three weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union, the president of the European Commission warned Wednesday that the UK won’t get the 'highest quality access' to the European Union's market after Brexit unless it makes major concessions

Green Deal: Nuclear energy one of EU's solution to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
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Green Deal: Nuclear energy one of EU's solution to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

Slovak Prime Minister insisted the EU would be unable to reach its climate targets without nuclear power plants.

European Commission will give 100 million euros to help EU nations lower emissions
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European Commission will give 100 million euros to help EU nations lower emissions

They hope that it will help EU nations that stand to be hit the hardest by the transition to cleaner industries.

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple to be grilled on tougher lines by EU antitrust regulators
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Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple to be grilled on tougher lines by EU antitrust regulators

The Commission has traditionally ordered companies to halt anti-competitive practices.

Apple Pay under scanner as EU antitrust watchdog seeks answers from online merchants
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Apple Pay under scanner as EU antitrust watchdog seeks answers from online merchants

Regulators wanted to know if Apple has rejected merchant apps as incompatible with the terms and conditions for integrating Apple Pay in their apps.

Brexit delay looms over UK Parliament after British MPs reject Boris Johnson's bid to force new divorce deal, demand more time to debate pact
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Brexit delay looms over UK Parliament after British MPs reject Boris Johnson's bid to force new divorce deal, demand more time to debate pact

European Council President Donald Tusk said Tuesday he will recommend EU leaders grant another Brexit extension, hours after British MPs rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's bid to force his divorce deal through parliament this week

EU did ‘all in its power’ to ensure orderly Brexit, will await British parliamentary approval before ratifying it, says Jean-Claude Juncker
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EU did ‘all in its power’ to ensure orderly Brexit, will await British parliamentary approval before ratifying it, says Jean-Claude Juncker

British prime minister Boris Johnson is desperately trying to secure a break from Brussels that severs many of the island nation's economic and political ties with Europe after 46 years of EU membership

Apple accuses EU of misunderstanding its business, $14 billion case continues
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Apple accuses EU of misunderstanding its business, $14 billion case continues

Ireland's lawyer said the EU executive had failed to prove its case and tarnished the country's reputation.

Apple to challenge EU's order to pay 13 billion euros in Irish back taxes case: Report
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Apple to challenge EU's order to pay 13 billion euros in Irish back taxes case: Report

Apple is expected to send a six-man delegation to the two-day court hearing at the General Court.

Google wins legal battle in Germany over copyright fee demands of publishers
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Google wins legal battle in Germany over copyright fee demands of publishers

The EU toughened its copyright rules in April, forcing Google to pay publishers for news snippets.

Google for Jobs portal being investigated by EU regulators for unfair practises
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Google for Jobs portal being investigated by EU regulators for unfair practises

Google's Jobs tool has already drawn numerous complaints from rivals alleging anti-competitive behaviour

Google's latest antitrust probe in India sparked by two junior antitrust researchers
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Google's latest antitrust probe in India sparked by two junior antitrust researchers

The CCI ordered a full-blown investigation into Google for alleged abuse of its Android platform to hurt rivals.

Dublin will step up preparations for ‘disorderly Brexit’ as chances of Britain leaving EU without a deal increase, warns Ireland FM Simon Coveney
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Dublin will step up preparations for ‘disorderly Brexit’ as chances of Britain leaving EU without a deal increase, warns Ireland FM Simon Coveney

Ireland will step up its preparations for a disorderly Brexit this week given the chances of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal have never been higher, foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Monday.

Eight EU nations pledge to phase out use of coal by 2030; move aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, deliver on Paris deal
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Eight EU nations pledge to phase out use of coal by 2030; move aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, deliver on Paris deal

As per officials, eight of the European Union's 28 countries have pledged to phase out coal for electricity production by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Skype can be deemed a telecom operator as it offers paid outgoing calls, says EU court
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Skype can be deemed a telecom operator as it offers paid outgoing calls, says EU court

Skype had argued that it did not transmit signals itself and did not provide any electronic comm. services.

Estonia is the only country that has online voting for the European Parliament elections
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Estonia is the only country that has online voting for the European Parliament elections

Linda Lainvoo was one of the first Estonians to vote online in the European Parliament election

Google, Facebook, and Twitter haven't done enough to tackle fake news, says EU
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Google, Facebook, and Twitter haven't done enough to tackle fake news, says EU

The tech giants had taken a voluntary pledge last October to combat the spread of fake news