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Pittella: The Google decision shows that Europe is not the Wild West

S&D Euro MPs today welcomed the Commission’s decision to sanction Google with a fine of € 2.45 billion for breaching EU anti-trust rules. Europe’s

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S&D Group to approve Mariya Gabriel as new Commissioner but want more focus on digital skills

Following a joint hearing yesterday in the European Parliament of Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner-designate for digital economy and society, the S&D

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Nicolas Danti on the Sharing Economy

The European Parliament today backed two reports on the collaborative economy and online platforms such as AirBnB, Uber, Facebook or Amazon

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Online platforms: We need to improve the environment for innovation in the EU, but not at expense of our social model

The European Parliament today backed two reports on the collaborative economy and online platforms such as AirBnB, Uber, Facebook or Amazon

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S&Ds step up climate action and deliver on effort sharing as Trump abandons Paris agreement

At the Socialists and Democrats request the European Parliament today debated US president Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate agreement

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Pittella: Goodbye roaming, welcome Europe! We are finally ending roaming surcharges from tomorrow

This Thursday, 15 June 2017, finally roaming surcharges will be abolished in the EU. With the approval of lower inter-operator roaming charges the

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New energy efficiency labels help consumers save money and energy

Today in Strasbourg, the European Parliament approved clearer rules on energy efficiency labelling. Current A+++ labels no longer reflect the

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S&Ds welcome the outcome of vote on VAT rate for publications

S&D Euro MPs today backed a proposal which will allow member states to apply the same VAT rate for e-publications as for printed books. Currently

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MEPs and national governments agree on WiFi4EU – helping to bring free Wi-Fi to all Europeans

Negotiators of the European Parliament and national governments agreed late yesterday night on a plan dubbed WiFI4EU to offer free Wi-Fi connectivity

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New rules ensure consumers can access their content anywhere in EU

The European Parliament today backed new rules to ensure customers can access their online content and subscriptions when they travel to another EU