Neelie KROES
Vice-President of the European Commission

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  • Consumers suffer from geographic lottery for broadband, new studies reveal

    Tue, 25/03/2014 - 12:06

    Europe’s 400 million Internet users face a geographic lottery regarding the price, speed, and range of choice of broadband. Four recent studies show there is virtually no pattern or coherence in broadband markets across the EU. Consumers are also baffled by the varying information provided by...

  • Get Online to Get Employed – new campaign across EU

    Mon, 24/03/2014 - 12:03

    Get Online Week runs from 24 to 30 March and is organised by Telecentre Europe with the support of the European Commission. The slogan of this year’s effort is: “Get empowered, get employed” – aimed at helping young and unemployed Europeans get the e-skills needed for the 21st century workplace.

  • Trusted Cloud Europe: have your say!

    Fri, 21/03/2014 - 12:16

    What can be done to establish Europe as a trusted region for cloud computing? Does "Trusted Cloud Europe" propose the right approach to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing throughout Europe? Are there any important actions missing? These are some of the questions the European Cloud...

  • The Human Brain Project just got bigger

    Thu, 20/03/2014 - 11:58

    One of the biggest EU-funded initiatives, the Human Brain Project (HBP), today announced the beneficiaries of its €8.3 million competitive call for new partners. 32 organisations from 13 countries – Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain,...

  • Tomorrow's Internet starts now: get ready!

    Tue, 18/03/2014 - 14:29

    With some 2.5 billion users world-wide, today’s Internet is an established part of our lives. But new challenges are arising all the time and Europe needs to think ahead so that Internet can continue to offer new services, applications and business opportunities.

  • EP committee vote takes us one step closer to ending roaming charges in the EU

    Tue, 18/03/2014 - 11:25

    Today the European Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) voted on the Telecoms Single Market Regulation. On hearing the result of the vote, Vice President of the Commission Neelie Kroes said: "This vote is great news and I would like to thank the rapporteur Pilar del Castillo...

  • Towards further Globalisation of the Internet

    Mon, 17/03/2014 - 12:50

    Vice President Neelie Kroes today warmly welcomed the announcement of the United States Government to "transition out of the IANA function", which will allow a more global multi-stakeholder basis for an important element of governance of the Internet.

  • Great news for cyber security in the EU: The EP successfully votes through the Network & Information Security (NIS) directive

    Thu, 13/03/2014 - 14:36

    Following the successful vote on the NIS directive on cyber security today in Strasbourg, Vice President Neelie Kroes said: "This vote today is very positive news for European citizens, and I would like to thank the Rapporteur, Andreas Schwab, for his hard and efficient work, as well as everyone...

  • From lab to market: 3 research projects that led to high-tech spin-offs

    Mon, 10/03/2014 - 11:06

    Research in the next generation of technologies is key for Europe’s competitiveness. This is why €2.7 billion will be invested in Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) under the new research programme Horizon 2020 (2014-2020). This represents a nearly threefold increase in budget compared to the...

  • Bringing mummies to life? New tools to make museums more interactive

    Thu, 06/03/2014 - 15:31

    Visitors to museums across Europe may soon be able to shape their own cultural experience before even leaving home or getting on a plane. A new innovation using mobile, augmented reality and geo-localisation technologies turns an ordinary museum visit into a personal, interactive storytelling...