About: Andreas Schwab

Technology 12-04-2022

DMA: Germany the test bench for complementarity with competition authorities

The EU's Digital Markets Act (DMA), flagship legislation targeting tech giants, will be complemented by competition authorities at the national level. In Germany, the powerful Bundeskartellamt is already claiming its space vis-à-vis the European regulator

Key EU lawmaker aims for April deal on Digital Markets Act

Landmark EU rules aimed at curbing the power of US tech giants could be agreed between lawmakers and EU countries as soon as April, with sticking points expected to be thrashed out in coming weeks, a key lawmaker leading the talks said on Tuesday (15 February).
Transport 04-05-2020

MEPs enticed by lure of airline vouchers over refunds

Members of the European Parliament are increasingly siding with the aviation industry's plans, already backed by most EU countries, to reimburse passengers with vouchers instead of cash refunds. Their support may force the Commission to change the rules, which it has so far resisted.
Transport 04-04-2017

MEPs reject EU road agency in vote for new post-Dieselgate car approval rules

The European Parliament approved tougher rules for the approval of new cars aimed at avoiding a repeat of the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal but rejected amendments calling for a new, centralised EU road agency to oversee emissions testing.
US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker met with EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourová on 23 July in Brussels
Trade & Society 24-07-2015

Officials call for TTIP digital trade boost as US-EU tech tensions linger

United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said during a visit to Brussels on Thursday (23 July) that European leaders need to do more to promote the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Languages & Culture 20-05-2015

MEPs demand urgent VAT reduction for e-books

Members of the European Parliament have asked the Commission to take urgent action to align VAT rates for electronic books and press with those applied to paper publications. But no reform will take place before 2016. EURACTIV France reports
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Technology 26-11-2014

US voices concern over Google break-up motion

The United States voiced concern yesterday (25 November) over a draft plan by two MEPs to break up Google Inc, saying politicians should not influence the EU's antitrust inquiry into the world's most popular Internet search engine.
Technology 24-11-2014

EU lawmakers to vote on Google break-up motion on Thursday

EU lawmakers will likely vote on Thursday (27 November) on a motion proposing the breaking up of Google and other Internet technology companies, increasing political pressure on the bloc's antitrust regulators to take a stronger line on the search giant.