Mobile operators seek to block Skype in Sweden – The Local

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

VoIP software, like Skype, is a challenge for traditional telephony operators, who now have income from providing digital bandwidth, but are losing higher-margin operations, such as voice calls. Good to see the European Commission stand up for network neutrality on this one: According to the European Commission, maintaining "net neutrality" – ...

Definitions matter

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

EUObserver reports on internal EU Commission documents that seek to redefine palm oil plantations - "the source of one of the most destructive forms of biofuels" - as forest that "would not per se constitute a breach" of rules on sustainability. While forests are generally seen as desirable under such ...

War declared! (kind of)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Well this could be awkward. (Are we expected to cut off all communications?) The EU is threatening a visa war with Canada, because of its withdrawal of visa waivers from visitors from the Czech Republic. That decision, in turn, had been prompted by a large number of applications for asylum ...

Postal services in Europe – have your say

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

This from the Comreg list:ComReg was asked by ECORYS for help in identifying consumers who are willing to participate in a short web-survey on customer needs for postal services.  This is part of a study that ECORYS is undertaking for the European Commission on The Main Developments in the Postal ...