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Digital 19-10-2017

MEPs approve ePrivacy bill amid political fight

MEPs in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) approved stricter new privacy rules for telecoms services and apps like WhatsApp and Skype that divided political groups and drew backlash from the telecoms and tech industries.
Central Europe 16-10-2017

Bulgarian MEPs discuss EU’s future, dissect Juncker, Macron speeches

The European Movement and the Union of European Federalists held a discussion on Friday (13 October) in Sofia on the EU’s future with three prominent Bulgarian MEPs from three different political forces.
Digital 10-01-2017

Telecoms firms and internet services like WhatsApp face tougher new privacy rules

Telecoms providers will face fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover if they're caught breaking new EU privacy rules that will also hit firms processing vast amounts of machine data in the internet of things.
Digital 04-05-2016

End of roaming charges could see mobile operators hike other tariffs

The planned end of roaming charges within the European Union is often presented as a victory for consumers, but it could actually push up prices. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
Digital 09-03-2016

Leaked German government document calls for softer telecoms rules

EXCLUSIVE / Germany's leaked position paper on the upcoming EU telecoms reform tells the executive to lighten up on regulation and give its national telecoms authority more power.

Oettinger meets almost exclusively with corporate lobbies, report shows

Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger is a prime target for lobbyists, but his door is almost exclusively open to telecoms, according to Transparency International. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Telecoms increase pressure on Brussels

Orange, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica have launched a new demand for reform in the EU telecommunications sector. They want new regulations to be extended to the Internet providers that piggyback on their services. EURACTIV France and La Tribune report.
Digital 28-04-2015

Seven concrete steps for Europe to regain leadership in the digital economy

Europe needs to act decisively and clearly if it wants to harness the digital revolution, writes Gunnar Hökmark
Digital 24-04-2015

ICT is for women, too

Acknowledging the gender issue sporadically in a male-dominated ICT sector is no longer enough if businesses are serious about bridging the gender gap, writes Afke Schaart.
Digital 09-10-2013

French minister pushes ‘Google tax’ to bridge telcos funding shortfall

The top five US-based internet companies are stifling European innovation in new technologies and should be more tightly regulated and taxed, the French minister for the digital economy, Fleur Pellerin, told a conference in Brussels yesterday (8 October).