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S&Ds secure roaming deal: Europeans will no longer have to switch off data while travelling,  roaming, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, wholesale data cap,

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 Socialists and Democrats pushed through the last...
New energy efficiency labels help consumers save money and energy, MEP Martina Werner, #EndEnergyPoverty

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 technological advances made in recent years and will by...
S&D Euro MPs today backed a proposal which would allow member states to apply the same VAT rate for print and e-publications.

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, electronically supplied services such as e-...
MEPs and national governments agree on WiFi4EU – helping to bring free Wi-Fi to all Europeans, digitalunion, #DigitalUnion, Carlos Zorrinho,

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 in public spaces such as parks, squares and...
New rules ensure consumers can access their content anywhere in EU, Victor Negrescu, Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann, digitalunion, #DigitalUnion

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 country. S&D Group spokesperson for the...
S&D Euro MPs push for better access to inclusive services and accessible products for people with disabilities, Olga Sehnalova, Nicola Danti, inclusive digital society, digitalunion,

S&D Euro MPs push for better access to inclusive services and accessible products for people with disabilities

S&D Euro MPs in the internal market committee today abstained on new rules to facilitate access to electronic products and services for people with disabilities due to their lack of ambition. S...
Commission proposals on digital single market a positive step forward, Evelyne Gebhardt, geo-blocking, Petra Kammerevert, Josef Weidenholzer,

Parliament votes to put an end to geo-blocking of online goods or services

The European Parliament’s internal market and consumer protection committee today voted in favour of new rules that would prevent geo-blocking of online content in the EU. This means that companies...