The SNCM's (National Maritime Corsica Mediterranean company) car-ferry Pascal Paoli leaves the port of Marseille

ECJ to rule on Corsica ferries state-aid case

The ferry company connecting mainland France with Corsica has been ordered by the European Commission to repay hundreds of millions of euros to the French government.

A woman looks at a data chip containing encryption codes for mobile and landline phones during the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover

Smart chip cartel fined €138m

Infineon, Philips, Samsung and Renesas colluded over price reductions for chips used in mobile phones, bank cards and passports between 2003-05.

Luxembourg's Prime Minister Juncker addresses a news conference during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels

Digital and energy reforms head business wish-list

As new policymakers arrive in Brussels, European business's wish-list includes deepening the single market, making EU energy policy more coherent, cutting labour market rules and EU red tape. But will the new Commission be able to deliver on these demands?


Ryanair ordered to pay back €9.5m in illegal state aid

Marketing deals and other arrangements with the airports of Angloulême, Nîmes and Pau Pyrénées provided the budget airline with illegal state aid, according to the European Commission.

A view of Microsoft and Nokia signs in Peltola, Oulu

Andor hits out at Microsoft job cuts

Microsoft announces 12,500 job losses at subsidiary Nokia, just months after Commission gave green light for the takeover.


Court reduces Commission cartel fines

Fines for Sason and Exxon Mobil have been slashed by in the second-largest-ever court defeat for the Commission.

A journalist uses a computer at the Main Press Center in Beijing

EU upholds €152m fine on Telefónica

The landmark margin squeeze case set an important antitrust precedent for subsequent cases by the Commission and national competition authorities.