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European Commission proposes 9 months validity of Covid vaccination

Brussels: A complete vaccination against Covid-19 will grant the European Union (EU) citizens free movement within the bloc for nine months, starting from the...

Opinion: Big tech and consumer rights

By Renaud Foucart Google is being fined €2.4 billion (£2.1 billion) for hindering competition in the EU after a 2017 decision has been upheld on...

EU’s new proposal could force Apple to shift to USB-C

As per reports, the European Commission is set to propose legal measures to use a common charging standard like USB-C which could force Apple to ditch its Lightning charger.

EU, UK open anti-trust probes into Facebook over data abuse

The European Commission opened a formal probe to assess whether Facebook violated EU competition rules by using advertising data gathered in particular from advertisers in order to compete with them in markets

European Commission steps up action against disinformation

The Commission's guidance unveiled on Wednesday urges online advertising platforms and actors to block accounts that share disinformation and ban those that regularly post debunked content

Greek economy contracts by 8.2% in 2020: Report

In Q4 of last year, the Greek GDP decreased 7.9 per cent year-on-year, but increased by 2.7 per cent from the previous quarter

Social media eating away society; tech giants need regulations: EC

In a candid speech, Von der Leyen criticized the promulgation of fake news on social media, while calling on 'Big Tech' to take more responsibility in determining the quality of information that consumers receive.

Google completes Fitbit acquisition, promises data privacy

Fitbit co-founder and CEO James Park said that the trust of Fitbit users will continue to be paramount, and they will maintain strong data privacy and security protections.

EU accuses Amazon of antitrust violation over marketplace data

In addition, the Commission also opened a second antitrust investigation into Amazon's business practices that might artificially favour its own retail offers and offers of marketplace sellers that use Amazon's logistics

UK says door remains ‘ajar’ for post-Brexit trade deal

Britain wants to reassert sovereignty over its waters and have no EU legal oversight over the deal.

Berlin warns Turkey not to squander trust in Mediterranean

The ship triggered diplomatic tensions and rival naval manoeuvres in August when it searched for oil and gas deposits, before Turkey pulled it back to shore last month.

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