The European Commission has slapped Google with a record fine of some €2.5bn for breaching competition rules. DW's Barbara Wesel spoke with Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, who announced the fine.
The EU's top court has found Germany guilty of failing to combat high levels of nitrate in groundwater. The ruling means that the European Commission has the option to propose fines against Germany.
After Trump reiterated his anti-free trade rhetoric at the G7, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker hit back with a more traditional weaponry known as "the facts." German automakers eye proceedings nervously.
Germany and five other EU countries are facing fines for breaking the law on air pollution. The European Commission is taking them to court — which could get expensive.
American smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has been fined by the European Union for paying Apple to use its chips exclusively. The punishment represents nearly 5 percent of the company's 2017 turnover.
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