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  1. April 16, 2014

    Taxi cartels will be ‘apped’ to death

    EU states have made huge strides in transport liberalisation over recent decades, especially in areas such as the air...

  2. April 15, 2014

    €10,000 fines threat for Uber taxis in Brussels

    Eurocrats hoping to hail a taxi at the touch of their smartphone by using the increasingly popular Uber app might have to...

  1. April 1, 2014

    Europe’s telecoms groups unite on opposition to net neutrality

    The European telecoms industry has formed a rare united front to oppose proposals to guarantee open access to the internet,...

  2. March 21, 2014

    Tomorrow’s internet, controlled by the powerful

    The US commerce department announced a week ago that it was ready to relinquish the last part of the internet that the...

  3. March 10, 2014

    UK government signals push on ‘5G’ mobile technology

    Downloading a song in seconds and a movie in less than a minute on the move will be made possible in the next stage of...

  4. March 6, 2014

    Telecoms chiefs urge EU to reform competition rules

    Chief executives of Europe’s major telecoms groups have written to the European Commission to ask for an easing of...

  5. February 23, 2014

    Telecoms groups blast EU net neutrality plans

    European telecoms groups have criticised proposals that would stop them prioritising higher speed or guaranteed access...

  6. February 17, 2014

    EU telecoms commissioner upbeat on reform progress

    When Neelie Kroes, the EU’s telecoms commissioner, proposed last year to end roaming fees as part of her reforms to create a...

  7. Brussels Blog

    February 14, 2014

    Modest reforms to globalise the net

    EU commissioner Neelie Kroes Neelie Kroes has built up a formidable reputation over four decades in politics – from...

  8. October 6, 2013

    Kroes stands firm in roam charges fight

    Neelie Kroes, the EU’s telecoms commissioner, is set for a battle with Europe’s former monopolist operators this week, as...

  9. September 17, 2013

    Domestic regulators criticise EU telecoms reform plans

    European domestic regulators have criticised plans by the European Commission to enact much-needed reforms to the regional...

  10. September 15, 2013

    EU telecoms regulation: more bark than bite

    It was all right on the night. Europe’s careworn telco chiefs can sleep soundly. Well, not quite. But the run-up to the EU’s...

  11. September 11, 2013

    EU regulators adopt measures to reform telecoms market

    European regulators will adopt far-reaching legislation intended to boost investment in the beleaguered regional telecoms...

  12. August 14, 2013

    Crossed wires

    Thanks to the EU single market, British booze cruisers restock their wine cellars in France and Bavarians routinely shop for...

  13. August 13, 2013

    Rebuke to ‘unambitious’ Kroes over telecoms reform

    Brussels’ top competition authority has called for 28 national telecoms regulators to be replaced by a single pan-European...

  14. July 21, 2013

    Emergency call put in to Neelie Kroes

    A busy summer looms for Neelie Kroes, the European telecoms regulator who is trying to save an industry “near collapse” with...

  15. July 10, 2013

    Telecoms groups warn over end to EU roaming

    Telecoms executives have described proposed EU laws for a single European telecoms market as little more than “a headline...

  16. June 23, 2013

    Telecoms chiefs urge rethink of reforms

    Europe's leading telecoms executives have called for a fundamental rethink of proposed market reforms, advocating...

  17. June 20, 2013

    AT&T chief scours Europe for suitable acquisitions

    Randall Stephenson, chief executive of AT&T, is expected to be back in Europe this month to meet Neelie Kroes, the...

  18. June 16, 2013

    Brussels to push for airline-style telecoms alliances

    Europe’s telecommunications regulator will encourage alliances between mobile operators in carrying customer data, similar...

  19. June 14, 2013

    National Security Agency: The net rips apart

    Asked about his biggest worry for the future of the internet, Google chairman Eric Schmidt had a ready answer: that it might...

  20. June 4, 2013

    Brussels hardens stance on equal access to internet

    Unrestrained access to the internet for companies such as Skype and Google would be guaranteed by law under far reaching...

  21. May 31, 2013

    European telecoms: hanging on the line

    Oh, those fickle Eurocrats. For months, European telcos and their investors have been hanging on the words of European Union...

  22. May 30, 2013

    Brussels proposes halt to roaming rates across region

    The European mobile industry is braced for another regulatory attack on their revenues, after Europe’s top digital...

  23. April 17, 2013

    EU steps up single telecoms market plan

    European regulators are planning to aggressively accelerate plans to create a single regional telecoms market to help push...

  24. March 27, 2013

    Virtual world’s future lies underground

    Manholes play a decidedly unsexy part in the internet revolution. Along with wiring ducts, aerial masts and the roadside...

  25. March 7, 2013

    Brussels ends probe into telecoms groups

    The five largest European telecoms groups have been cleared of antitrust practices by Europe’s competition regulator pulling...

  26. Brussels Blog

    March 5, 2013

    When economists attack: Paul Krugman vs Olli Rehn

    Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, during a visit to Brussels in 2009. Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman...

  27. February 26, 2013

    AT&T eyes a mobile revolution in Europe

    With political deadlock in Italy triggering fresh concerns about the eurozone economies, few chief executives would consider...

  28. February 26, 2013

    ‘Action plan’ for unified EU mobile market

    Europe’s top telecoms regulator has pledged to use EU treaty powers to force through plans to create a single market for...

  29. February 25, 2013

    Brussels challenges Madrid on regulator plan

    Spain is battling to head off a legal challenge from the EU against proposals by Madrid to merge the country’s competition...

  30. February 14, 2013

    Telecoms groups must make the right call

    For Europe’s financially hard-pressed telecommunications sector, the spending cuts incorporated in the EU’s 2014-20 budget,...

  31. January 21, 2013

    Brussels tables tighter EU media laws

    Media outlets across Europe face being tightly regulated by independent agencies with sweeping powers to investigate...

  32. January 18, 2013

    Companies face EU cyber security law

    Large tech companies such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft will have to notify security breaches to national cyber crime...

  33. January 15, 2013

    French telecoms mergers face opposition

    France’s competition watchdog has publicly opposed consolidation in the country’s telecoms sector, which has been thrown...

  34. January 13, 2013

    EU to foster unified telecoms market

    Europe’s telecommunications commissioner will lay down a series of far-reaching reforms this year to support the formation...

  35. November 28, 2012

    Fears grow over efforts to govern the web

    A deeply technical, two-week conference on new rules for connecting the world’s communications networks hardly sounds like a...

  36. November 28, 2012

    Vodafone chief fears monopolies revival

    Vodafone has warned that national telecoms groups are looking to re-establish their traditional monopolies across Europe,...

  37. October 23, 2012

    Equality progress with board quota defeat

    Mother knows best. Women commissioners led a revolt against EU plans for women to hold a mandatory 40 per cent of seats on...

  38. October 21, 2012

    EU’s female board quota plan set to fail

    An EU-wide plan to impose a 40 per cent female quota on listed company boards looks likely to be blocked on Tuesday as a...

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