Neelie KROES
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  • Global conference delivers momentum for reform of how internet is run

    Fri, 25/04/2014 - 14:28

    Vice-President Neelie Kroes welcomes the outcome of the NETmundial conference on Internet Governance in Sao Paulo, Brazil: "Netmundial has put us on the right track. The concluding declaration adopted by acclamation proves that a global multistakeholder approach can produce concrete outcomes...

  • NETmundial: European Commission to take leading role at global conference on internet governance

    Wed, 23/04/2014 - 16:45

    The EU, represented by European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes and EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, is to participate at high level in “NETmundial: the Global Multi-stakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Gorvernance”, Sao Paulo on 23-24 April. Neelie...

  • New step towards 'wonder material' graphene applications

    Wed, 23/04/2014 - 12:06

    Researchers of the AMBER centre @ambercentre in Dublin have developed a new process to mass produce graphene-based material. The method – which promises to be simple and affordable – could be used by industries for applications such as highly efficient batteries. The research team participates in...

  • EU-wide hunt for top tech startups

    Thu, 17/04/2014 - 13:47

    The European Commission is looking for Europe's best startups in this year's Tech All Stars competition. The lucky winners will have exclusive access to Europe's most prestigious startup events and will pitch to the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Chad Hurley and Niklas Zennström.

  • Commission requests Belgium to comply with EU telecoms law

    Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:05

    The Commission has decided to request Belgium to adapt Belgian rules regarding the independence of the Belgian Institute for Post and Telecommunications (BIPT) - the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) – to ensure their compliance with EU telecoms legislation.

  • Commission welcomes European Parliament support for a safer, healthier, high-tech and more #Connected Continent

    Tue, 15/04/2014 - 14:16

    Neelie Kroes welcomes European Parliament votes on cheaper and easier to install broadband, on eCall, on research to keep Active an Assisted Living and Electronics.

  • New Commission study identifies Europe's top ICT hubs

    Mon, 14/04/2014 - 12:14

    Wondering what makes an ICT hotspot? Take a look at Munich, London, Paris or smaller cities such as Darmstadt identified in a new EU Atlas of ICT hotspots. This atlas shows where digital technologies thrive and examines the factors contributing to this success.

  • Healthcare in your pocket: unlocking the potential of mHealth

    Thu, 10/04/2014 - 11:21

    The European Commission is launching a consultation on #mHealth or mobile health, asking for help in finding ways to enhance the health and wellbeing of Europeans with the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, patient monitoring devices and other wireless devices.

  • What mHealth can do for you

    Thu, 10/04/2014 - 11:14

    Four EU-funded projects making the most of mHealth

  • Commission again requests the German telecoms regulator to lower mobile call rates

    Mon, 07/04/2014 - 12:01

    The European Commission has requested the German telecoms regulator (BNetzA) to amend or withdraw its plans which would result in mobile termination rates (MTRs) paid to sipgate Wireless, a new operator on the German market, more than 80% higher than in most other Member States. The Recommendation...


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