Ireland ignored Apple's $15.3 billion owed tax
Ireland's relationship with Apple was so cosy it allowed Jobs' Mob to avoid paying more than $15.3 billion in tax, according to the European Commission.
Big content would not allow it
The EU paid a Dutch consulting firm, Ecorys 360,000 euro to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content and then buried it because it would anger the Big Content mafia.
C’mon you bastards, pay your tax like everyone else
France, Germany, Italy and Spain are expected to get tough with big US tech by demanding that they be taxed in Europe based on their revenues, rather than only profits.
Governments should be allowed to spy to save big content
A Council of the European Union document leaked by Statewatch on 30 August reveals that during the summer months Estonia - which holds the current EU Presidency - has been pushing the other Member States to strengthen indiscriminate internet surveillance and protect Big Content from piracy.
Lower courts have to review huge fine
The highest court in the European Union has ruled that Intel’s $1.3 billion antitrust fine should be reviewed in a move which could end a sweeping crackdown on US tech companies antics in Europe.
Staff must not have their privacy violated
Autocratic bosses who love to read their employees emails without telling them have been told to cut it out by the European Court of Human Rights.
Will make changes to avoid even bigger fine
Google has agreed to make changes to its search operations in a bid to avoid a huge EU fine.
Shake up likely before 5G
The European Union is reviewing a bill pertaining to wireless spectrum licences in preparation for the rollout of 5G across the bloc.
First hand experience
It took EU and its legislators years to get rid of roaming charges and today, we can say that EU is one of the biggest mobile markets in the world connecting close to 512 million people.