IP/17/16  10-01-2017 - Commission proposes high level of privacy rules for all electronic communications and updates data protection rules for EU institutions 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 10 January 2017 The Commission is proposing new legislation to ensure stronger privacy in electronic communications, while opening up new business opportunities. The measures presented today aim to update current rules, extending their scope to all electronic communication providers.
MEMO/17/17  10-01-2017 - Digital Single Market – Stronger privacy rules for electronic communications 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 10 January 2017 Questions and Answers Why is the Commission modernising EU digital privacy rules? Since the last revision of the ePrivacy Directive in 2009, electronic communications services have evolved significantly.
MEMO/16/4396  15-12-2016 - End of roaming charges for travellers in the EU in 2017 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 December 2016 Questions and Answers 1. Roaming in the EU How does roaming work in the EU? When you travel to a foreign country and phone, text or surf online with your mobile phone or device using your home country's SIM card, you...
IP/16/4351  12-12-2016 - Commission and European Investment Bank announce a fund for broadband infrastructure open to participation of National Promotional Banks and Institutions and of private investors 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 12 December 2016 The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) announce today their plans to launch a fund for broadband infrastructure – the Connecting Europe Broadband Fund.
STATEMENT/16/4361  12-12-2016 - Ending roaming charges: Joint Statement by Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger following today's vote by Member States Representatives on "fair use policy" and an associated sustainability mechanism 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 12 December 2016 Today's vote by Member States' Representatives allows us to formally adopt our proposal on fair use policy and the associated sustainability mechanism in line with our legal obligation to meet the deadline of 15 December. This is an important step towards the end of roaming...
IP/16/4261  05-12-2016 - The Commission welcomes Member States backing for plan to make free WiFi4EU available in public areas 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 December 2016 Last Friday, Telecoms Council marked a first positive step towards providing free Wi-Fi connections in towns, cities and villages across Europe, according to an initiative announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address.
IP/16/4084  01-12-2016 - 25 years of the EU's MEDIA programme: Building on success to further support audiovisual creation 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 December 2016 Today and tomorrow hundreds of top filmmakers, industry representatives and policy makers are gathering in Brussels to explore the challenges and opportunities ahead for Europe's audiovisual sector, including the future of the EU's MEDIA programme, which is 25 years old this...
IP/16/4081  01-12-2016 - Commission launches Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition to help Europeans in their career and daily life 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 1 December 2016 Today, the Commission is launching the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, together with Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs and education providers, to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe which are essential in today's job market and...
MEMO/16/3881  01-12-2016 - 25 years of the EU's MEDIA programme: questions and answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 1 December 2016 Hundreds of top filmmakers, industry representatives and policy makers are gathering in Brussels to explore the challenges and opportunities ahead for Europe's audiovisual sector. They will discuss the future of the EU's MEDIA programme which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
IP/16/3690  17-11-2016 - Promoting Media Pluralism and Democracy: Commission hosts second Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 November 2016 On 17 and 18 November the European Commission hosts the second Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights. Participants will discuss the topic of "Media Pluralism and Democracy".