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BRUSSELS | EU imposes sales conditions on Russia’s Gazprom

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Thursday imposed obligations on Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom to improve the flow of gas at competitive prices in eastern EU nations, but did not fine the company. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Gazprom will have to ease its hold on the market there, giving consumers “an effective … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU imposes sales conditions on Russia’s Gazprom

BRUSSELS | Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his ‘digital monster’

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg’s “digital monster,” and he apologized for the way the social network has been used to produce fake news, interfere in elections and sweep up people’s personal data. At a hearing in the European … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his ‘digital monster’

BRUSSELS | EU lawmakers to press Zuckerberg over data privacy

BRUSSELS — European Union lawmakers plan to press Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday about data protection standards at the internet giant at a hearing focused on a scandal over the alleged misuse of the personal information of millions of people. Zuckerberg’s testimony to key officials of the European Parliament, to be broadcast live from … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU lawmakers to press Zuckerberg over data privacy

BRUSSELS | EU says no clarity on US tariffs ahead of deadline

BRUSSELS— European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Tuesday that the EU still has no idea whether U.S. President Donald Trump will slap tariffs on the bloc’s steel and aluminum exports next week. “We have no clarity yet,” Malmstrom told reporters in Brussels as EU ministers gathered for talks on trade. She noted that she … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU says no clarity on US tariffs ahead of deadline

BRUSSELS | Facebook chief to face EU questions over user data scandal

BRUSSELS — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces senior European Union lawmakers later Tuesday to answer questions about a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of millions of Facebook users. In testimony to be broadcast live, Zuckerberg will be questioned by leaders of the European Parliament’s main party groups and committees. Zuckerberg testified last … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Facebook chief to face EU questions over user data scandal

BRUSSELS | Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

BRUSSELS — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming. The evening meeting with leaders of the political groups and a justice and civil rights expert was long expected to be private. But many in the … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast