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EU's Neelie Kroes: 'Snowden gave us a wake-up call'

The European Union honcho says that the time has come to "say yes to protection but no to protectionism."

By March 10, 2014


Europe to kill mobile phone roaming fees in 2017

The European Commission's decision means that Europeans who travel within the EU will pay the same mobile phone charges they do in their home country.

By June 30, 2015


Kroes: Unify European telecom market for big economic boost

European Commission VP Neelie Kroes says unifying mobile-phone service across Europe's borders could boost its economy by 110 billion euros a year.

By July 10, 2013


Kroes: Unify the mobile market or Europe will fall farther behind

Urging compromises so that today's 27 separate mobile-network markets can be replaced in effect by just one, the European Commission's Neelie Kroes lays out several ideas for reform.

By June 17, 2013


What inspires EC's Neelie Kroes? Angry Birds

The European Commission vice president sings the computing industry's praises -- but offers few suggestions to help it solve the EU's economic woes.

By December 5, 2012


Roaming charges halved in Europe

The cost of data when you're abroad has been slashed in half, with the EU also limiting the cost of calls and texts.

By June 25, 2014


Uber adds support for taxis as cabbies protest across Europe

Taxi drivers will put the brakes on European cities today to protest against e-hailing app Uber, but critics argue the protest is "pointless" and "crazy."

By June 11, 2014


Europe lavishes $3.8 billion on robotics research program

To automate manufacturing instead of watch it move elsewhere, European Commission unveils new robotics funds.

By June 3, 2014


Roaming charges should pack their bags, says EU vote

European lawmakers vote to end international roaming charges by the end of 2015.

By April 3, 2014


Turkish citizens fight back against Twitter ban

The Turkish prime minister may have ordered the tap turned off, but citizens are still sneaking their tweets into the Twittersphere.

By March 21, 2014