European Union News

Meta Fined 390M Euros in Latest European Privacy Crackdown

LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators on Wednesday hit Facebook parent Meta with hundreds of millions in fines for privacy violations and banned the company from forcing users in the 27-nation bloc to agree to personalized ads based on their …

Amazon to Make Big Business Changes in EU Settlement

Amazon will make major changes to its business practices to end competition probes in Europe by giving customers more visible choices when buying products and, for Prime members, more delivery options, European Union regulators said Tuesday. The EU’s executive Commission …

Your Connected Car Knows You. The Tussle for That Data’s Hitting High Gear

LONDON —Where you go. What you pass. Where you stop. What you listen to. What you watch. Your good habits. Your bad habits. Companies in Europe and beyond are vying for control of the crown jewels of the connected car …

EU Watchdog Says Insurers Could Face Climate Tests in 2023

Insurers could face European climate stress tests as soon as 2023, the head of the EU’s insurance regulator said at the Reuters Future of Insurance Europe conference on Thursday. The insurance industry faces exposure to climate change risk both through …

After Fires, Europe’s Med Leaders Pledge Climate Cooperation

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Europe’s Mediterranean countries pledged Friday to expand cooperation against climate change, at a meeting in Athens held in the aftermath of massive wildfires that ravaged parts of southern Europe. They expressed their “strong …

EU Sends Help to Burning Balkans After Huge Fire Near Athens

ARIBOBI, Greece (AP) — The European Union promised assistance Wednesday to Greece and other countries in southeast Europe grappling with huge wildfires after a blaze gutted or damaged more than 100 homes and businesses near Athens. Fire crews in Greece …

Turkey Battles Wildfires for 6th Day, EU to Send Planes

COKERTME, Turkey (AP) — Firefighters were battling to control blazes that tore through forests near Turkey’s beach destinations for the sixth day running on Monday, as water-carrying planes from the European Union prepared to join the containment efforts. The fires …

Volkswagen Loses Top Court Case in EU in Diesel Scandal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court ruled on Thursday that Volkswagen breached the law by installing on its cars a so-called defeat device to cheat on emission tests and cannot argue it was merely protecting car engines. The …

Europe Mulls New Tougher Rules for Artificial Intelligence

The European Union is considering new legally binding requirements for developers of artificial intelligence in an effort to ensure modern technology is developed and used in an ethical way. The EU’s executive arm is set to propose the new rules …

Bayer Dangles $5.6 Billion Olive Branch to Roundup Critics

Bayer AG will pump about 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) of its research and development budget into alternatives to its weedkiller glyphosate over the next decade as it battles more than 13,000 lawsuits claiming the herbicide causes cancer. Trying to …