Margrethe Vestager

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Name: Margrethe Vestager
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

EU's Alumnia Says Successor Will Decide on Android Investigations

Europe's outgoing antitrust chief will not open formal investigationsinto Google's mobile operating system Android nor into banks suspectedof rigging the foreign exchange market, but will leave the decisions tohis successor.European Competition Commissioner ... [Published NDTV - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Almunia criticises "irrational" pressure in Google case

Outgoing EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia has slammed the “irrational” and “defensive” response of European politicians to his agency's long-running investigation of Google. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the antitrust chief ... [Published Telecompaper - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 3 reports

European Commission to investigate Amazon's transfer pricing arrangements in Luxembourg

The announcement comes shortly after the Commission gave further information and preliminary views on similar investigations opened in June into 'tax rulings' granted in favour of Fiat Finance and Trade, also in Luxembourg, and Apple in Ireland. A further ... [Published Out-Law.com - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Margrethe Vestager hearing

An unexciting hearing, mainly because the commissioner is a very good presenter, prepared to stoop to honesty, when required. She said „I have been focusing a lot on displaying I am independent.“ Adding, “I will not ask for, or bow to instructions.”She ... [Published New Europe - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 2 reports

Facebook/WhatsApp Deal Officially Gets EU Blessing

[ Business ]Reuters reported last week that Facebook was set to win unconditional EU approval on its acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion, which the company announced in February. On Friday, the EU made it official.Commission Vice President in charge ... [Published WebProNews - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 5 reports

Why the war between Google and Europe is only getting worse

Despite Google’s efforts to whip up support in Europe, the company continues to lose ground on a number of fronts.European policy makers have hammered the search giant in recent years over privacy and antitrust issues. Google has reportedly doubled its ... [Published Venturebeat - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 4 reports

Vestager credible candidate for EU competition portfolio

The EPP Group has a positive view on the Commissioner-Designate for Competition, Margrethe Vestager. “She made a balanced impression during the Hearing and our feeling is that Mrs Vestager is well prepared to master one of the most demanding Commission ... [Published EurActiv Press Release Service - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 2 reports

[Ticker] New competition commissioner vows to 'shed light' on tax arrangements

TickerToday @ 18:40By EUOBSERVERIncoming competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Thursday told MEPs that tax arrangement of the sort Apple did with the Irish government "are a very serious issue". She vowed to "continue the work of my predecessor ... [Published EUobserver - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 2 reports

New European Union competition boss ready to end bank exemption from aid rules

BRUSSELS: The incoming European Union competition chief said on Monday that the banking sector's exemption from rules banning illegal state aid should end as soon as market conditions allow.European Union governments pumped 508 billion euros ($644 billion), ... [Published Economic Times - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

New EU antitrust head not swayed by bullies

BRUSSELS: Margrethe Vestager says that neither "loud people" in business and government nor "anti-Americanism" will sway her rulings on antitrust cases when she becomes the European Union's new competition commissioner.The Danish liberal, a at home until ... [Published Economic Times - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

EU may probe Google's non-search services

European competition authorities may widen an examination of Google to look at non-search services following several complaints, a senior official said yesterday. European competition authorities may widen an examination of Google to look at non-search ... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 2 reports

EU Still Waiting On Google To Come Up With New Proposal

[ Search ]Google has offered a handful of proposals in the years-long antitrust probe in Europe to avoid having to pay as much as $6 billion in fines, but continues to have to go back to the drawing board.Earlier this year, it was looking like a settlement ... [Published WebProNews - Sep 23 2014]

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"We have to make sure that there is a high degree of security in relation to personal data," Vestager told The Wall Street Journal . "that there is a high degree of confidence from the people that the competition rules and regulations on market fairness are actually being enforced."

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EU's Alumnia Says Successor Will Decide on Andr... [Published NDTV - Oct 17 2014]
Antitrust and Competition Newsletter - October ... [Published JD Supra - Oct 16 2014]
UPDATE 1-EU's Almunia says up to successor to d... [Published CNBC - Oct 16 2014]
Almunia criticises "irrational" pressure in Goo... [Published Telecompaper - Oct 16 2014]
Probing Apple’s core of tax breaks [Published Accountancy Live - Oct 14 2014]
Ireland expected to dissolve 'Double Irish' tax... [Published Apple Insider - Oct 14 2014]
EU & competition law review 8 October 2014 [Published Lexology - Oct 13 2014]
Bono: 'clever' tax laws provide our only chance... [Published Irish Independent - Oct 13 2014]
Timeline - a guide to the legal milestones ahea... [Published Lexology - Oct 10 2014]
Fuel Benchmark Probe Expands as EU Raids Ethano... [Published Washington Post - Oct 10 2014]
Brussels eyes clampdown on 'double Irish' tax l... [Published London Evening Standard - Oct 10 2014]
Explained: How do multinational companies avoid... [Published London Evening Standard - Oct 10 2014]
Fuel Benchmark-Rigging Probe Expands as EU Raid... [Published Washington Post - Oct 10 2014]
Google rivals get help with antitrust campaign ... [Published CNET News - Oct 10 2014]
EU antitrust nominee vows scrutiny of big tech ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Oct 09 2014]
Cyprus Airways braces for EU decision [Published Cyprus Mail - Oct 09 2014]
Commissioner candidates endorse tax justice mea... [Published Eurodad - Oct 09 2014]
EU adds Amazon to tax probe list over 2003 deal... [Published IOL - Oct 08 2014]
EU refuses to rule out further Irish tax inquiries [Published Irish Times - Oct 08 2014]
European Commission to investigate Amazon's tra... [Published Out-Law.com - Oct 07 2014]
Mixed Reviews for Juncker Commission Nominees a... [Published TheStreet.com - Oct 07 2014]
EU expands probe of Amazon’s Luxembourg taxes [Published Salt Lake Tribune - Oct 07 2014]
EU competition chief goes after Amazon’s delux ... [Published The Register - Oct 07 2014]
EU to investigate Amazon's tax deal with Luxemb... [Published Telecompaper - Oct 07 2014]
EU Commission hearings approach conclusion [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 06 2014]
European Commission: ‘Brussels gets its teeth i... [Published Presseurop - Oct 06 2014]
Margrethe Vestager: the new EU Competition Comm... [Published Bird & Bird - Oct 06 2014]
Margrethe Vestager hearing [Published New Europe - Oct 06 2014]
World Briefs: Sweden set to recognize Palestine [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 04 2014]
New EU Competition Commissioner’s Priorities Fo... [Published JD Supra - Oct 03 2014]
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Why the war between Google and Europe is only g... [Published Venturebeat - Oct 03 2014]
Despite Google’s efforts to whip up support in Europe, the company continues to lose ground on a number of fronts. European policy makers have hammered the search giant in recent years over privacy and antitrust issues. Google has  reportedly doubled ...
Antitrust Nominee in Europe Promises Eye on Big... [Published Bits - Oct 03 2014]
Margrethe Vestager, the nominee to become the next antitrust chief for the European Union, signaled that she would look more deeply into whether amassing data entrenches the strength of digital companies like Google. ...
Article - Hearings today: Hogan, Moscovici, Bie... [Published European Parliament - Headlines - Oct 02 2014]
General : Phil Hogan, Pierre Moscovici, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Kristalina Georgieva and Margrethe Vestager are the next candidate commissioners to appear at the European Parliament for three-hour long interviews. Their competences and knowledge will be ...
EU's Almunia Says May Probe Google's Non-search... [Published Clusterstock - Sep 23 2014]
By Francesco Guarascio and Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google Inc, the target of an EU antitrust investigation into its internet search engine, may face further scrutiny over its other services following several complaints, Europe's antitrust ...
FT column: Continental jealousy is no reason to... [Published FT.com - John Gapper's Business Blog - Sep 11 2014]
In the last months of the current European Commission, Google is in deep trouble. Its effort to reach an antitrust deal with Joaquín Almunia, the competition commissioner who is to be succeeded by Margrethe Vestager, is failing amid an outcry from politicians ...
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