European Parliament votes to end roaming fees in Europe

European Parliament votes to end roaming fees in Europe

BRUSSELS, April 3 (UPI) -- The European Parliament voted Thursday to end international roaming charges for using a cell phone abroad by December 15.
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Turkey's Twitter ban is an epic fail

Turkey's Twitter ban is an epic fail

ANKARA, Turkey, March 21 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a ban on Twitter in the country Friday, but that didn't stop people from circumventing his "futile" ban.
Aileen Graef

European Commission mulls best defense for cybersecurity

BRUSSELS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The European community needs a cybersecurity strategy that prevents the advantages of the digital age from misuse, a security official said Friday.

AT&T tells British regulator it is not pursuing Vodafone

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. telecommunications giant AT&T Inc., said Monday it had no immediate plans to buy Britain's Vodafone Group.

Digital EU agenda about trust, not barriers

BRUSSELS, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Data protection efforts in the European Union are about confidence building and rights, not barriers, an EU leader in charge of digital issues said Wednesday.

Europe needs Internet security

BONN, Germany, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- If Europeans want to have the confidence necessary to succeed in the digital age they need a secure network with which to do so, a digital commissioner said.

Trade group rejects EU chief Barroso's call for end to roaming fees

BRUSSELS, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A trade group Wednesday rejected European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso's call for dropping roaming charges on cross-border mobile phone calls.

'Petrobot' project to inspect oil, gas containers

BRUSSELS, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The European Commission said Tuesday it teamed up with energy companies to develop a robot for the inspection of oil and natural gas storage tanks.

European Union to bar website blocking by Internet service providers

BRUSSELS, June 12 (UPI) -- The European Union will bar Internet service providers from blocking access to certain websites, a European Commission official said.

European Union mulls new Net neutrality policies

BRUSSELS, June 5 (UPI) -- The European Union has proposed net neutrality rules that would see ISPs barred from blocking or throttling customers' access to services that rival their own.

EU commissioner calls for end to roaming fees

BRUSSELS, May 30 (UPI) -- The top ranking European Commission official for the digital environment called on companies to discontinue roaming fees and to end content segregation.

EU considers cybercrime reporting plan

BRUSSELS, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The European Union has proposed new rules that would require firms including energy providers, banks and hospitals to report cyber-break-ins.

Teetering Greece says debt deal pending

ATHENS, Greece, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Greece struggled to retain credibility after missing a third debt-deal deadline but vowed an accord was near amid a European concession to cut Greece's debt.

EU questions Hungary's media laws

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The European Union commissioner handling media issues said he has "serious doubts" about Hungary's new media law, saying Budapest has two weeks to explain.

EU says OK to Oracle on Sun purchase

BRUSSELS, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The European Commission Thursday granted software firm Oracle permission to take over Sun Microsystems, concluding an anti-trust investigation.
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Neelie Kroes (born 19 July 1941) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). She served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 3 August 1971 until 28 December 1977 when she became State Secretary for Transport, Public Works and Water Management from 28 December 1977 until 11 September 1981, in the Cabinet Van Agt I. And again a Member of the House of Representatives from 27 August 1981 until 4 November 1982, when she became Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management from 4 November 1982 until 7 November 1989, in the Cabinets Lubbers I and II.

After a long period of working on the board of commissioners of several multinational corporations she returned to active politics when she became the European Commissioner for Competition for the Barroso Commission. And continued to serve in the second term in the Barroso Commission as the new European Commissioner for Digital Agenda and became one of several Vice-Presidents of the European Commission.

Neelie Kroes was born on 19 July 1941 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Her father owned the transport company Zwatra.

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