The European Union has agreed on a ban on disposable plastic packaging, straws, cutlery and plates. Retailers support the ban but point out their limited responsibility - especially concerning litter.
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Do Belgians pay too much for their own beer? The European Union thinks so: the EU wants to fine AB InBev for charging higher prices for Jupiler and Leffe in Belgium than in neighbouring countries.
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Plastic straws, cotton wads are among the first victims of the European Commission’s war on disposable plastic. The largest polluters will be outlawed.
The European Commission will tackle unfair trading practices in an attempt to give farmers and SMEs more assurances, but trade federation EuroCommerce is unconvinced: “the farmer will not earn a penny more because of this.”
The European Commission has officially opened an investigation into Swedish furniture chain Ikea’s tax constructions. The company has a main office in the Netherlands, but also circulates its profits to Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.
The European Commission approved new legislation to simplify organic agriculture in Europe. It will be enacted in July 2020. There was no agreement among Belgian politicians, which is why Belgium abstained.
The European Commission had some bad news for American Amazon: it needs to pay an additional 250 million euro in taxes because the Commission feels it enjoyed illegal state aid from Luxembourg for many years.
Despite earlier indications that Google would just alter its Google Shopping approach to comply with European legislation, it has now decided to appeal the monster fine.
Google announced it will alter its search engines to no longer give Google Shopping results an edge over the competition. It has until the end of September to follow through on its statement.
The European Commission labeled a new Polish retail tax an illegal form of state aid. Trade organization EuroCommerce says it is happy with the European Commission’s decision.
According to the European Commission, Google took advantage of its market position to more prominently feature its own products in the search results. The fine is an astonishing 2.42 billion euro.
The European Commission revealed it will not stand in Hungary’s way if it wants to ban certain symbols, including the red star in Heineken’s logo.
Google will possibly get a huge fine from the European Commission, following a seven-year investigation. The internet giant allegedly benefited its Google Shopping results in its own search results.
The European Commission opened an investigation into American fashion brand Guess’ distribution agreements in the European Union, which may include illegal limitations for retailers.
The European Commission launched an investigation into alleged price deals electronics manufacturer Philips made with several online sellers. Several other parties are also involved in the investigation.
Currently, online surfers continuously get notifications about cookies when they visit a website for the first time. However, the European Commission wants to get rid of that notification and wants browsers to block cookies automatically.