The European Commission today fined the clothing company Guess €39 821 000 for restricting retailers from online advertising and selling cross-border to consumers in other Member States (“geo-blocking”), in breach of EU competition rules.
EP negotiators agreed on Thursday with Council on new rules facilitating online broadcasting of current affairs and radio programmes across the EU.
Today, EU Finance Ministers have failed to come to an agreement on a proposed digital tax. This is despite the backing of the proposals by the Economic Affairs committee of the European Parliament which voted last night by a large majority in favour of a digital tax. A digital tax based on “digital presence” and/or revenues would help end the profit shifting and tax evasion of tech giants.