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Germany's Von der Leyen voted new European Commission president

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen had faced an uphill battle as a compromise candidate. She won by a slim majority, with 383 out of 747 votes.

World Bank CEO emerges as contender to lead next EU commission

The process will step up a gear after elections to the European Parliament next week and leaders will start to narrow down their options at another summit scheduled for May 28 in Brussels.


‘Need to protect info of biz, citizens but we must allow free cross-border data flows’: vice-president, European Commission

In an interview with Indian Express, Ansip spoke about the perils of forceful data localisation and how countries are looking at data protection as a trade issue.

World News Wrap | Donald Trump hails 'very big day' for fair trade after talks with European Commission chief

World News Wrap: From Donald Trump hailing his meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to a suicide bomb attack disrupting the polling process in Quetta, Pakistan, here is the world news wrap of the day.

EU backs Spain in fight against Catalan secession

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tells the Spanish newspaper El Pais on Sunday that "Catalonia is an enormous concern. I don't like the situation it has provoked, it is a disaster.''

2.4 billion euro fine against Google will benefit EU citizens: Commissioner

European Commission has accused the world's most popular internet search engine of giving an advantage to its Google Shopping service. Google Shopping shows the images and prices of products in response to shopping-related searches when someone uses the search engine.


Angela Merkel wary of business over-dependence on China

In an interview with weekly magazine WirtschaftsWoche, Merkel said Europe needed to be wary about opening its markets to products that had been developed with public subsidies in China and should demand reciprocity on access to public tenders.

EU antitrust regulators to conclude Google antitrust cases in next few months

EU antitrust regulators will rule in the "next few months" whether Alphabet's Google abused its dominance of internet searches and other areas.

Digital India to focus equally on content development and infrastructural aspects

This is to ensure that the project isn’t delayed beyond 2019, the scheduled deadline, as users and operators come to grips with the e-enterprise.

Religious intolerance ‘matter of concern’, says former European Commission chief

Barroso’s remarks come within days of US President Barack Obama’s comments on religious tolerance in India.