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    1. October 30, 2014

      Telecoms groups hope for shift in EU regulation

      A lost decade for Europe’s biggest telecoms companies could finally be coming to an end. The arrival of a new European...

    2. October 22, 2014

      Hungary to impose world’s first internet tax

      Hungary is preparing to impose the world’s first tax on internet usage in the latest example of the unorthodox economic...

    1. September 29, 2014

      EU digital chief warns MEPs over Google settlement

      The EU’s incoming digital commissioner Günther Oettinger issued another broadside at Google’s dominance of the search market...

    2. September 2, 2014

      Uber drives in to European tech backlash

      Fare comment: cities’ reaction to Uber Uber’s response to being banned in Germany, the first time it has been told to stop...

    3. July 6, 2014

      Drive towards single European digital economy proposed

      Proposals to support a single European digital economy will be revealed in Venice this week at the first meeting held by the...

    4. June 30, 2014

      Cheaper mobile phone bills for EU roamers

      Travellers to the continent will see a drop in the cost of their mobile phone bills under EU regulations coming into force...

    5. June 6, 2014

      Week in Review, June 7

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Generation of collaborative robots...

    6. June 6, 2014

      Robots: rise of the machines

      Yes, a robot is going to steal your job. Luckily, another robot will be there to comfort you: Pepper, the childlike...

    7. June 3, 2014

      Robot makers warned over fears that automation will ‘steal jobs’

      Robot makers have been warned by Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission, that they must do more to reassure...

    8. May 9, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Travis Kalanick

      An Uber car normally arrives in five minutes but I’ve already been waiting 10 for the company’s chief executive, Travis...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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