European Commission

EU launches tech startup accelerator and think tank to follow Silicon Valley's success

In a bid to match Silicon Valley's success, the European Commission (EC) launched the Startup Europe Partnership tech startup accelerator and the European Digital Forum think tank at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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Monte Paschi's top shareholder nears deal to sell its 20pct stake as shareholder meeting looms

Fondazione Monte dei Paschi, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena's top shareholder, is reportedly nearing a deal to divest its 20% stake in the Italian bank to three other banking foundations and a group of investment funds.

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EU mergers and takeovers

The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process.

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EU regulator investigates container-shipping firms for possible price fixing

The European Commission is looking at the way container-shipping companies announce their price increases, saying it may be possible that they are colluding with each other to rig prices.

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Mergers and takeovers in EU

The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process

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EU seeking creation of bank to oversee banks in the EU

Germany's coalition government formalized a measure to provide funds and expertise for a European bank to manage the loan agreements and if necessitated, closure of banks.

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Bank investors in limbo on new EU rules regarding bank bailouts

New EU rules had been set to be implemented in 2018 left investors uncertain of their next move.

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EU imposes rigid fiscal scrutiny

A new era of rigid fiscal scrutiny would be imposed by the European Commission to prevent repeated occurrences of financial turmoil and to aid the region's debt crisis.

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Huawei set to continue European expansion plans

Despite allegations of anticompetitive behavior, Huawei continued with expansion plans to Europe.

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European Commission continues to evaluate financial transaction tax

European Commissioner Algirdas Semeta said work would continue on the proposed financial transaction tax.

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Spain's Bankia in talks to sell brokerage unit: source

Spain's Bankia had been in exclusive discussions with brokerage GVC to sell its own brokerage unit valued between EUR20 million and EUR40 million, said sources.

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EU aims to restructure telecoms market

EU submits a list of proposals aimed to improve the EU telecommunications industry.

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Monte dei Paschi to get capital hike

An agreement was made between EU Commission and bank officials for a capital hike for the world's oldest bank.

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Gazprom to be investigated by European Commission

Allegations of anti-competitive activity would be investigated on by the European Commission.

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European Commission approves BCP restructuring plan

The European Commission approved the restructuring plan of BCP, Portugal's largest listed bank.

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