LONDON (AP) — The European Commission ignored U.S. calls to ban Chinese tech supplier Huawei as it announced Tuesday a series of cybersecurity recommendations for next-generation mobile...
EU reaches tentative deal on copyright in digital age
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reached a tentative breakthrough deal late Wednesday on copyright issues in the digital age, which it claims will better reward authors, artists and journalists and empower them in their relations with internet giants.
EU steps up fight against ‘fake news’ ahead of elections
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities want internet companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter to file monthly reports on their progress eradicating "fake news" campaigns from their platforms ahead of elections next year.
Officials from the EU's executive Commission unveiled the measures Wednesday as part of an action plan to counter disinformation in the lead up to the continent-wide vote in the spring.
EU wants 28-nation bloc to invest $24b in AI by end 2020
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive branch wants the bloc's public and private sectors to invest at least $24 billion in artificial intelligence through 2020 in an attempt to remain globally competitive.
EU Digital Market Commissioner Andrus Ansip said Wednesday the Commission itself will increase its investment in research and development to $1.8 billion and hopes it will trigger $3 billion more in public and private funding.
Facebook Inc. co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is set to meet with one of the European Union's leading regulators this week amid calls on both sides of the Atlantic for more oversight of digital privacy.
EU completes moves to cut roaming costs by summer
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has completed its legislative work to cut costly mobile-phone roaming costs in the bloc ahead of the summer holidays.
EU Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip said Thursday that as of 15 June "people will be able to switch on mobile services, especially data, without fear of high bills while travelling in the EU."
Europeans get more digital but continent divided
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says Europeans' online connections and skills are improving but there's still too large a gap between the Nordic front-runners and laggards in the continent's south and east.