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Ministers on collision course with MEPs over telecoms proposal You need an active subscription to read this article

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Member states to complete their overview of the European Commission's telecoms overhaul.

Member states will meet on Tuesday (29 April) to examine potential rules on net neutrality, as they complete their overview of the European Commission's proposal to overhaul Europe's telecoms markets. That will open the way to debates on the proposal, and the aim is to present a progress report by June and amendments by September.

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Frustrated scientist You need an active subscription to read this article

Profile of Vladimir Šucha – director-general of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.

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

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

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      Amendments to the European Commission's proposal on telecoms reform has left campaigners and the industry unhappy.
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      Member states to complete their overview of the European Commission's telecoms overhaul.

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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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      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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