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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.
Ananth Baliga
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.
Microsoft settles Europe anti-trust case

Microsoft settles Europe anti-trust case

BRUSSELS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. agreed to provide Web browser options for customers to settle an antitrust lawsuit in Europe, the European Commission said Wednesday.

EC to examine Oracle purchase

BRUSSELS, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The European Commission said it would investigate Oracle's $7.4 billion proposal to buy technology giant Sun Microsystems on antitrust concerns.

Brussels to support Poland Gdansk shipyard

WARSAW, Poland, June 3 (UPI) -- European Union officials are likely to back Poland's plan to save the Gdansk shipyard, the symbol of overthrowing communist rule, officials said.
EU may force other browsers into Windows

EU may force other browsers into Windows

BRUSSELS, May 30 (UPI) -- European Union regulators are negotiating with Microsoft Corp. to force it to include Internet browser choices in its Windows operating system, sources say.

EC levels record $1.4B fine against Intel

BRUSSELS, May 13 (UPI) -- The European Commission Wednesday fined Intel a record $1.4 billion, saying the U.S. firm abused its dominance in the computer chip field to curb competition.

EU: Banks must disclose toxic assets

BRUSSELS, March 15 (UPI) -- The European Union won't sign off on long-term plans for bailed-out banks that refuse to disclose the extent of their "toxic assets," an EU official says.

Poland will allow shipyards to be sold

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The European Commission applauded Poland's decision to allow two historic shipyards to be sold, which would end an era of "disproportionate" subsidies.

Dole, Del Monte fined over banana pricing

BRUSSELS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The European Commission Wednesday said California fruit producers Dole and Del Monte have been fined more than $80 million for fixing prices of bananas.

E.ON proposes unbundling of service

LONDON, March 3 (UPI) -- Germany's E.ON became the first firm in the European Union to propose a breakup of major parts of its network.

Microsoft fined $1.35 billion

BRUSSELS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The European Commission fined Microsoft Corp $1.35 billion Wednesday for antitrust violations that took advantage of its dominance in the software industry.
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