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Telecoms deal divides opinion You need an active subscription to read this article

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Amendments to the European Commission's proposal on telecoms reform has left campaigners and the industry unhappy.

MEPs on Thursday (3 April) adopted a common position on reforming Europe's telecoms sector, amending the European Commission's proposal in several instances to bolster consumer protection for mobile-phone users.

With just weeks to go before European Parliament elections in May, MEPs clamped down on roaming fees charged to consumers who use their mobiles abroad. As from December 2015, [...] Read more

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Plenary scraps roaming charges, backs net neutrality

MEPs set down their position on a single telecoms market ahead of negotiations with member states.

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Catherine Woollard tries to convince EU policymakers to be active peacebuilders.

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EU students are wary of engaging with employers

Students across the EU believe hard skills and good grades are low on the priority list for employers.

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EU condemns Turkey's Twitter ban

Turkish prime minister's decision to block the social networking site described as 'groundless, pointless and cowardly'.

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Google saga to reach its conclusion You need an active subscription to read this article

After years of investigation into Google's search processes, the European Commission may have won several small battles, but not necessarily the war.

Consumer protection high on MEPs' agenda

Industry is worried that pro-growth elements of the telecoms reform are being rejected, while the burden for business increases.

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Making the case for coal

Why coal needs to be part of the European Union's future energy policy.

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MEPs back telecoms reforms You need an active subscription to read this article

Parliament committee waters down Commission's reforms but backs ban on roaming charges.

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Supporting democracy

Heading the European Endowment for Democracy is a real test of Jerzy Pomianowski's diplomatic skills.

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Parents with children at the European Schools in Brussels are good at nursing all manner of grievances.

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National governments should pool research funds, say business leaders You need an active subscription to read this article

EU regulations stifle innovation, greater investment needed in education.

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US created 'bazaar' to spy on EU citizens – Snowden

NSA exploited disunity between EU national governments to get access to data on citizens of other EU countries, says whistleblower.

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Students unmoved by portable grants

A study suggests that making grants and loans flexible to promote student mobility is having only limited success

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MEPs delay telecoms vote You need an active subscription to read this article

Delay will make it harder to secure backing in plenary before elections in May.

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    1. Plenary scraps roaming charges, backs net neutrality

      MEPs set down their position on a single telecoms market ahead of negotiations with member states.
    2. EU students are wary of engaging with employers

      Students across the EU believe hard skills and good grades are low on the priority list for employers.
    3. Telecoms deal divides opinion You need an active subscription to read this article

      Amendments to the European Commission's proposal on telecoms reform has left campaigners and the industry unhappy.

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    Special report: Data protection

    Published Thursday, 14 November 2013

    The EU is trying to update rules on data protection rules in the face of technological change and revelations about US spying.

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    • What price progress?

      The EU is trying to update rules on data protection in the face of rapid technological progress and revelations about US spying

    • Big data, big business

      Technology touches almost every aspect of our lives, and that puts pressure on the EU's planned changes to data-protection rules

    • Firms fear a customer backlash over US spying revelations

      Technology companies are trying to distance themselves from the US snooping scandal

    • Treading a fine line

      Customers are being asked to hand over more and more personal information, but there are dangers for firms that go too far

    • One rule for all?

      How far is the EU's vision of data protection compatible with the global economy?

    • Push for privacy

      MEPs and member states have different timescales when it comes to reform of data rules

    • The cost of compliance

      There are widely differing estimates about the economic benefits – if any – of a new EU data-protection regime

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