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Neelie Kroes

Neelie Kroes is the European Commissioner for Competition since November, 2004. She was the former Dutch Minister of Transport Water and Management ... More »Neelie Kroes is the European Commissioner for Competition since November, 2004. She was the former Dutch Minister of Transport Water and Management and State Secretary of Transport and Water Management. She was member of the board of commissioners of several multinational companies. She was born in 1942, in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland. She received her Masters in Economics in 1965 from Erasmus University. [ Wikipedia ]

“Creative And Fearless”, Founders Of Skype, Rovio, Spotify, SeedCamp, HackFwd Join European Commissi...

... startup hits — Skype, Rovio, Spotify, and Tuenti — along with key planks of the ecosystem, including accelerators SeedCamp and HackFwd, are throwing their weight behind the European Commission’s “Startup Europe” initiative being spearheaded by the outspoken EC Vice President Neelie Kroes...

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BBC News Trust in the internet 'now missing'

Billions of people around the world do not trust the internet, claims European Commission vice-president Neelie Kroes. Following allegations that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone was hacked, Ms Kroes said it was clear that trust was now missing. Speaking at the Cebit ...

Europe Crowns Soundcloud And SwiftKey Founders Its Startup Heroes

Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes has tonight announced the winners at a ceremony in Amsterdam, after 6 months of online voting and a judging process. The European Entrepreneur of the Year has been jointly named as Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss (Soundcloud, based in Berlin). ...

NSA Spying Risks Undermining Trust In U.S. Cloud Computing Businesses, Warns Kroes

The NSA spying scandal risks undermining trust in U.S. cloud computing businesses, the European Commission’s vice-president, Neelie Kroes, has warned in a speech today. Kroes also reiterated calls for “clarity and transparency” from the U.S. regarding the scope and nature of its ...

Europe: We don’t know what 5G is yet, but we’re damn sure going to lead the way with it

In what had to be the strangest event at Mobile World Congress, EU digital chief Neelie Kroes expounded on the need for 5G technologies that no one has actually defined yet. European Union vice president and digital chief Neelie Kroes is in an unenviable position. She’s trying to ...

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Europe seeks expanded role in running the Internet

Feb. 12, 2014: Neelie Kroes, vice-president of digital agenda for the European Commission, speaks at a press conference on Internet Governance.EC European authorities are calling for changes to how the Internet is regulated, following a series of revelations about the U.S. National ...

Here’s how Europe thinks the internet should be run

On Wednesday European Commission digital chief Neelie Kroes unveiled a list of centrist proposals for, as she put it, “redrawing the global map of internet governance.” “Europe must contribute to a credible way forward for global internet governance. Europe must play a strong role in ...

Can Europe really offer startups a better deal on net neutrality?

Maybe I shd invite newly disadvantaged US startups to EU, so they have a fair chance online.wsj.com/news/articles/… — Neelie Kroes (@NeelieKroesEU) January 15, 2014 Kroes, the European Commissioner in charge of the digital economy, has a point. The potential end of net neutrality ...

EU Digital Commissioner Vows To Protect European Citizens from PRISM

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission and the Commissioner for Europe’s Digital Agenda has vowed to protect EU citizens from privacy invasion by outside entities like the PRISM monitoring program run by the NSA. Speaking to TechCrunch TV (interview above) at Founders ...

EC Wades In On Connected TV, Cross-Border Content Regulation In New Green Paper

Neelie Kroes, the outspoken Commission VP who oversees this area, focuses her attention on connected TVs specifically today: “Connected TV is the next big thing in the creative and digital worlds,” she is expected to note in a statement today. But Kroes also acknowledges that even ...

EU Enlists Telefonica, Cisco, HP, Nokia, ARM And Others To Close The 700K IT Job Gap In Europe

Neelie Kroes, VP of the European Commission, today announced a new education initiative for Europe with help from Cisco, Nokia, Telefonica, ARM, HP and other tech titans, as well as government and other partners. The aim, she says, is to close what Europe estimates as a 700,000-IT-job ...

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EU's Neelie Kroes: 'Snowden gave us a wake-up call'

European Union Commissioner Neelie Kroes took aim at Edward Snowden's leaks on Monday at the CeBit Global Conference, saying that the world should learn from them. "Snowden gave us a wake-up call," she said, according to Recode. "Let's not snooze through it. " Kroes spent her time ...

EU issues warning on mobile roaming charges

Roaming fees must be cut, says Neelie Kroes, as telecoms industry told single market reforms can't be cherry-picked EU digital commissioner Neelie Kroes, left, with EU Digital Girl 2013 Lune van Ewijk, 10, and education commissioner Androulla Vassiliou. Photograph: Yves Logghe/AP ...

European Commission Reveals Ambitious Proposals for a Connected Continent

(Reuters) The European Commission's telecoms chief Neelie Kroes, who has been the driving force behind these proposed changes, will present the reforms to the commission on Thursday morning, claiming that they are needed if Europe is to catch up to north America and Asia in relation to ...

Net neutrality proposals cause friction in the European Commission, leaks show

The European Commission’s digital agenda chief, Neelie Kroes, said in June that she would propose the EU’s first net neutrality legislation, as part of a wider package of laws to promote a single telecoms market in Europe. On the plus side, she said the blocking or throttling of services ...

Can mobile roaming and net neutrality reform save Europe?

It may sound absurd, but that is indeed the gist of a major speech given this morning by Neelie Kroes, the EU’s digital chief. Kroes, who is also a vice-president of the European Commission, has already been the driving force behind the lowering of mobile roaming costs within the ...

EU's Kroes makes appeal for last-ditch telco overhaul

In emailed comments to Reuters, Neelie Kroes said her vision for the sector was for "pan-European operators helping consumers take advantage of a borderless market" as well as "increased investment in quality networks and content. " The reform effort stems from growing concerns that ...

Report: Europe Accounts For Just Over A Fifth Of Global App Production & Revenues

In a speech yesterday, referencing the app economy report, EC Commissioner Neelie Kroes described the EU as “holding its own” when it comes to app production, coming in second globally after North America — which continues to dominate app production and consumption. That said, data from ...

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EU’s New Cybersecurity Directive Orders States To Set Up Emergency Response Teams, Better Risk Mgmt...

Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, is due to hold a press conference with Catherine Ashton, EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, to present the strategy and directive. The work builds on findings released by ENISA, the ...

L'ONG EENA épingle les multiples manquements dans la gestion du numéro d'urgence 112

L'organisation critique particulièrement l'action de Neelie Kroes, la Commissaire en charge du 112 au niveau européen. Dressant une sorte de bilan du fonctionnement actuel du numéro d'urgence et des initiatives de Neelie Kroes en la matière, l'EENA ne pointe qu'un seul point ...

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