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Global Europe 14-07-2016

Commission: Russian propaganda has deeply penetrated EU countries

A European Commission official has said that Russian propaganda was now powerful in all EU member states – but in some of them Moscow barely needed to make the effort, as local politicians were delivering its messages.
Digital 26-05-2016

Member states support spectrum shake-up for mobile internet

The Council endorsed on Thursday (26 June) the European Commission’s proposal to liberate the 700 MHz frequency by 30 June 2020, in time for the irruption of the next generation of wireless broadband (5G).
Agrifood 04-09-2015

Keeping a cool head amidst bulging waistlines

Childhood obesity is a very serious health concern that needs addressing urgently given the social and economic costs involved. But sensationalism and dogma can be obstacles to progress on the thorny issue of food marketing to kids, writes Stephan Loerke.
Aarti Holla
Digital 27-11-2014

Europe at risk of broadband congestion

About two billion hours of TV are watched every day in the EU, mostly on a TV set. Despite this prevalence of linear TV viewing, non-linear video content is already congesting Europe’s broadband networks as users’ appetite for on-demand video increases. The European Commission needs to embrace and incentivize hybrid solutions that combine satellite and terrestrial as a way of delivering the best video experience to all users in Europe.
Digital 11-12-2012

European antitrust fines: A new wave of deterrence?

Even though the European Commission's antitrust control spans beyond EU and EFTA borders, it lacks the enforcement capabilities which are potentially available to member states, such as criminal sanctions for cartel members, says Mario Mariniello.
Sports 18-02-2011

FIFA loses fight to block free TV sports coverage

Major sports events such as the football World Cup will be available to all television viewers in Britain and Belgium after global soccer governing body FIFA lost a legal challenge yesterday (17 February) against a European Commission decision to ensure free TV coverage of lucrative tournaments.
Public Affairs 27-10-2010

Commission wants to boost Euronews TV channel

As part of a renewed communication strategy, the European Commission is planning to boost pan-European TV channel Euronews, giving the broadcasting company extra funding to establish a bureau in Brussels.
Languages & Culture 24-09-2010

Home-grown programmes dominate Europe’s TV screens

Two thirds of the TV programmes viewed in Europe are of European origin, according to a report published by the European Commission on Friday (24 September), in line with EU rules on promoting home-grown content. 
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