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#Margrethe Vestager

# margrethe-vestager - Thursday 31 December, 2020

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
# Big Tech
# Big Tech

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech

Dec 31st 2020, 7:30 PM 10,718 Views 13 Comments

Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.

# margrethe-vestager - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'
# Amazon
# Amazon

Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'

Nov 10th 2020, 11:58 AM 17,858 Views 31 Comments

The Commission has also opened a second investigation into the online retail giant.

# margrethe-vestager - Friday 25 September, 2020

European Commission to appeal €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling
# Apple Tax Row
# Apple Tax Row

European Commission to appeal €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling

Sep 25th 2020, 11:39 AM 22,501 Views 43 Comments

The legal row stems from an EU investigation into Apple’s Irish tax structures.

# margrethe-vestager - Thursday 16 July, 2020

'A marathon, not a sprint': European Commission says the fight over Apple tax and Ireland isn't over
# Round One
# Round One

'A marathon, not a sprint': European Commission says the fight over Apple tax and Ireland isn't over

Jul 16th 2020, 2:21 PM 14,254 Views 47 Comments

Margrethe Vestager has said the EU would analyse yesterday’s judgement before deciding on an appeal.

# margrethe-vestager - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

An EU court has ruled in favour of Apple and Ireland in the €13 billion tax row. So what happens now?
# The Saga Continues
# The Saga Continues

An EU court has ruled in favour of Apple and Ireland in the €13 billion tax row. So what happens now?

Jul 15th 2020, 3:26 PM 15,354 Views 24 Comments

Officials are already exploring the possibility of using a Treaty article to crack down on low-tax countries.

# margrethe-vestager - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there

Jul 14th 2020, 9:00 PM 17,620 Views 39 Comments

Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.

# margrethe-vestager - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data
# Competition Rules
# Competition Rules

EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data

Jul 17th 2019, 11:21 AM 7,459 Views 4 Comments

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the investigation would be completed as a matter of priority.

# margrethe-vestager - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation

May 15th 2019, 11:57 AM 8,802 Views 37 Comments

The EU Commission announces yesterday that it will investigate whether Insurance Ireland practices are restricting competition.

# margrethe-vestager - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system
# Ouch
# Ouch

Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system

Jul 18th 2018, 12:17 PM 22,169 Views 39 Comments

The fine relates to the online giant allegedly using its Android phone operating system to further its own dominance of the search engine market.

# margrethe-vestager - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Other EU countries could claim a portion of Ireland's €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

Other EU countries could claim a portion of Ireland's €13 billion in back taxes from Apple

Aug 30th 2016, 12:32 PM 13,884 Views 71 Comments

Vestager said other EU countries can try to prove some of Apple’s profits funnelled through Ireland were based on sales in their territories.

# margrethe-vestager - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Tired of expensive Kindle books? You're not the only one...
# Amazon Painforest
# Amazon Painforest

Tired of expensive Kindle books? You're not the only one...

Jun 11th 2015, 4:48 PM 19,119 Views 32 Comments

Amazon have become the latest tech giant to be targeted by crusading EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

# margrethe-vestager - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

The EU and Russia are on a major collision course...
# Huge Fines
# Huge Fines

The EU and Russia are on a major collision course...

Apr 21st 2015, 11:03 AM 13,086 Views 56 Comments

Over gas this time. The EU could end up fining Russian energy giant Gazprom up to €10 billion for abuse of competition…

# margrethe-vestager - Friday 27 March, 2015

Want to watch US Netflix in Ireland? It could be on the cards
# Unblocked
# Unblocked

Want to watch US Netflix in Ireland? It could be on the cards

Mar 27th 2015, 8:53 AM 32,805 Views 38 Comments

Legally that is. The EU are on the case.