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Liberals and Democrats secure key reforms to EU #DigitalSingleMarket rules

Liberals and Democrats secure key reforms to EU #DigitalSingleMarket rules

MEPs on the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee yesterday evening (2 October) adopted their position on proposed reforms to EU rules, last changed in 2009, that govern the provision of electronic communications, the ‘European Electronic Communications Code’.  Liberals and Democrat MEPs helped to secure a number of reforms to the framework in the […]

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#WiFi4EU: MEPs pass EU scheme to support free WIFI in public spaces

#WiFi4EU: MEPs pass EU scheme to support free WIFI in public spaces

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament has voted to spend 25 million on local wireless access points in the EU, free of charge and without discriminatory conditions. The amount could also be increased to 50 million with successful implementation. The WIFI4EU proposal is part of the EU’s strategy to create a gigabit society by improving internet connectivity using […]

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#WiFi4EU: Free WiFi for all Europeans

#WiFi4EU: Free WiFi for all Europeans

Today (25 April) the industry committee backed a plan to offer free Wi-Fi connectivity in public spaces such as parks, squares and public buildings everywhere in Europe through WiFi4EU. The initial 2017 to 2019 budget proposed by the Commission for the WiFi4EU pilot project is €120 million, and this will support the installation of the […]

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Europe’s future is #digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

Europe’s future is #digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

As part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, the Commission will bring Ministers together tomorrow (23 March) to progress on high-performance computing, connected mobility and industry digitisation. Initiatives to support digital skills will also be discussed. The Digital Day in Rome aims at boosting cooperation between EU member states to better […]

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Europe's future is #digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

Europe's future is #digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

As part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, the Commission will bring Ministers together tomorrow (23 March) to progress on high-performance computing, connected mobility and industry digitisation. Initiatives to support digital skills will also be discussed. The Digital Day in Rome aims at boosting cooperation between EU member states to better […]

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European Commission should stand firm on free #data flows

European Commission should stand firm on free #data flows

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is losing its nerve over the free flow of data. After initially saying it would announce a regulation to overturn national laws preventing data flows to other member states, it has kicked the issue into the long grass by relegating it to a public consultation. This is disappointing. Data flows are an essential part of […]

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#EU moves closer to removing barriers for online media subscriptions

#EU moves closer to removing barriers for online media subscriptions

| February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Union institutions moved a step closer on Tuesday to letting consumers access their online subscriptions for services like Netflix or Sky when they travel across the bloc.  The agreement between the European Parliament and Malta, which acts on behalf of all 28 EU states as the bloc’s current presidency, is another step in an […]

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