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2/27 EU slaps Google with record fine

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The European Union’s competition watchdog on Tuesday imposed a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.72 billion) fine on technology giant Google, arguing that the company abused its dominance as a search engine by giving illegal advantage to its own shopping service. “What Google has done is illegal under EU antitrust rules. It denied other companies the chance to […]

6/23 Germany ends state funding for far-right NPD party

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German lawmakers voted Thursday to cut off public financing for extremist parties, a measure targeting the far-right NPD after two failed attempts by parliament to ban it. Under German law, every political party receives funding from the state. The sum is partly determined by how well it is represented in the state, national and European parliaments, […]

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