Paul MellerIDG News Service

EU Close to Agreement on Telecoms Law Changes

Late night talks made progress after negotiations appeared blocked earlier this month, Commissionner Viviane Reding said

EU Set to Pass New Mobile Roaming Law in Record Time

The cost of calling, texting and accessing the Internet via mobile phones while abroad is about to get cheaper for European...

EBay and Luxury Goods Vendors on Collision Course in Europe

They try to influence a review of EC rules governing whether manufacturers can forbid channels from selling their wares

EU Rejected More Patents Than It Approved in 2008

Patent Office tries to raise quality bar.

EU Telecom Industry Tries to Boost Legal Music Downloading

European telecoms are pushing legitimate download sites, but content owners still want actions to curb illegal file sharing

EU Citizens Prefer to Shop Online in Their Own Countries

European Union citizens are taking to e-commerce, but are still reluctant to make cross-border purchases online.

European Push for More Online Rights to Privacy

MEPs will push for a re-think of the balance between the need for security and the right to privacy on the Internet, they...

New EU Telecom Rules Face Delay After Talks Break Down

Negotiations toward a single European telecoms regulator stalled Wednesday night, a situation termed 'catastrophic' by one EU...

European Commission Scraps Microsoft Monitor

The European Commission ends its monitoring of Microsoft's compliance of the antitrust ruling against the company.

Vivendi Files Antitrust Complaint About France Télécom

Vivendi has filed a formal complaint with the European Commission about the prices France Télécom charges for use of its...

Tech Companies Pledge to Deal With Shortage of Women Workers

Five companies have signed a pledge to help attract more women to IT jobs in Europe.

EC Renews Efforts to Fight Online Child Pornography

The EC has formed a coalition to combat sexual abuse of children online.

Skype Calls' Immunity to Police Phone Tapping Threatened

Suspicious phone conversations on Skype could be targeted for tapping as part of a pan-European crackdown

Social Networking Sites Sign EU Pact on Child Safety

Social networking sites signed an EU pact on child safety Tuesday.

Mozilla to Join EU Suit Against Microsoft

Mozilla has been granted the right to join the European Commission's antitrust case against Microsoft.