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.
Italy has stuck to its big-spending budget plan, despite demands for changes from the EU and the threat of financial penalties. The move has sparked concerns over Italy's debt, and uncertainty from investors.
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into the planned creation of a joint venture between Tata Steel of India and Germany's thyssenkrupp. It voiced concerns over reduced competition.
Rome is determined to stick to fundamental aspects of its 2019 budget despite pressure from Brussels, according to Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria. The EU believes Italy's plans are "overly optimistic" and risky.
Manfred Weber, head of the conservatives in the European Parliament, announced his intention to lead the European Commission. Brussels' Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is also thought to be a leading contender.
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