Jennifer Baker Brussels correspondent, IDG News Service

Jennifer Baker reports on the European Union: Commission, Parliament, technology policy, regulation, and competition.

European Union (EU)

EU network operators say bandwidth-hungry services should not compete for spectrum

Europe's telecoms network operators on Tuesday said that bandwidth-hungry services like UHDTV (ultra high definition television) and 3DTV should be distributed via cable or satellite instead of competing with other services for spectrum.

European Union (EU)

Civil rights coalition says EU data protection bill threatens citizens' rights

A coalition of international civil liberties organizations on Thursday said that some of the proposed changes to Europe's data protection laws would strip citizens of their privacy rights.

google antitrust

EU publishes Google antitrust remedy proposals

Google's rivals have been given one month to assess the search giant's proposed remedies, the European Commission announced Thursday.

airplane travel

EU parliament committee votes against air passenger data sharing bill

European politicians are at loggerheads following a vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday that rejected proposals to store information on airline passengers.

EU opens antitrust probe into alleged smartcard chip cartel

The European Commission announced on Monday that it has launched an investigation into a group of chip suppliers who are suspected breaking the European Union's antitrust laws by operating a cartel.