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Italian MPs are top earners in Europe

January 4th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 4 (IANS/AKI) Italian MPs earn an average salary of 16,000 euros (around $20,900 or Rs.11,12,000), making them the top earners among lawmakers in the European Union (EU), according ... Read more...

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Consumer sentiment rises in Italy

November 25th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 25 (IANS/AKI) Italian consumer confidence rose in November defying an economic crisis that toppled one government and forced the new one to explore ways to implement unpopular austerity ... Read more...

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EU economy will recover faster than expected: official

January 12th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 12 (DPA) The European economy will recover from the crisis sooner than expected, European competition commissioner-designate Joaquin Almunia said Tuesday. The economy would recover "a bit faster" than expected, though it ... Read more...

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EU regulators charge Philips, others over cathode ray tube cartel

November 26th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 26 (DPA) European Union regulators Thursday formally charged Dutch electronics giant Philips and other manufacturers of cathode ray tubes (CRT) of forming a cartel aimed at inflating the price of ... Read more...

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Indian-origin minister tipped to be European Commissioner: report

June 29th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) A powerful Indian-origin minister is likely to be appointed the next European Commissioner from Britain, a newspaper reported Monday. Shriti Vadera, an ex-banker who is now a minister ... Read more...

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Intel slammed by EU and fined $1.45 billion for illegal tactics

May 13th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Intel, the world’s largest computer chip manufacturer has been fined a record €1.06 billion (about $US1.45 billion) by the European Union (EU) for using illegal sales tactics to block rival Advanced ... Read more...

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EU slaps record $1.45 billion fine on Intel

May 13th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 13 (DPA) The European Commission Wednesday levied a record 1.06 billion-euro ($1.45-billion) fine on Intel after finding the US computer chipmaker guilty of using illegal practices to squeeze its main ... Read more...

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Barroso cautions France on bank bail-out plan

December 1st, 2008 - 6:20 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 1 (DPA) European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso Sunday suggested Brussels may veto France's bank bail-out plan, warning that any deviation from the European Union (EU) regulations could lead to ... Read more...

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EU slaps biggest ever fine on Microsoft

February 27th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin
DPA Brussels, Feb 27 (DPA) Microsoft was Wednesday hit by an 899 million euro ($1.34 billion) fine from the European Commission for refusing to comply with its long-standing request to provide competitors with ... Read more...

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