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The deal clinched in the early hours of Wednesday after 12 hours of negotiations is part of a wider overhaul of the bloc’s 15-year-old telecoms laws. File photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

European Union governments and MEPs have agreed to cap the price of calling from one EU country to another, seeking to score another political victory(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker delivers his “state of the union address at the European Parliament in Strasbourg”: The commission also proposed reining in internet giants such as Google, Facebook’s WhatsApp and Microsoft’s Skype by extending telecoms security rules to web-based apps. Photograph:  Jean Francois Badias/AP

Irish telcos remained tight-lipped yesterday on new EU plans for free mobile roaming and wireless internet in cities across the bloc. European Commis(...)

Lise Fuhr: Important that the implementation of net neutrality rules does not hamper new applications and services

EU regulators have adopted a strict interpretation of rules limiting how telecoms firms can prioritise some types of internet traffic. The aim is to p(...)

The reform package is designed to improve Europe’s competitveness in the telecoms area against rival markets such as the US and Japan.

European mobile phone users could be facing cheaper bills within two years after the European Parliament voted to put an end to roaming fees by(...)