'Aeroplane flaps' on lorries to save lives in Europe
Rolling out round-nosed lorries with aeroplane-style flaps at the back on Europe's roads would cut fuel costs, reduce carbon emissions and save lives, while giving a boost to the struggling auto sector, the ...
Countries agree on new mobile spectrum at radio conference
The International Telecommunication Union said Friday its World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC-12) has agreed a treaty aimed at revising the radio frequency spectrum to speed up mobile services.
EU Parliament rejects ACTA anti-piracy treaty
The European Parliament overwhelmingly defeated an international anti-piracy trade agreement Wednesday after concern that it would limit Internet freedom sparked street protests in cities across Europe.
EU approves common patent rules (Update)
The European Union approved a new common patent system on Tuesday designed to cut red tape and streamline patent procedures across much of Europe.
EU cuts CO2 emissions for vans by 28%
European Parliament signed off Tuesday on new carbon dioxide restrictions for commercial vans that will slash emissions by 28 percent from 2020.
Swedish pirates have wind in their sails for EU vote
A Swedish party which wants an Internet filesharing free-for-all, the Pirate Party, could become one of the surprise new entrants to the European parliament this week.
EU spying backlash threatens billions in US trade
The backlash in Europe over U.S. spying is threatening an agreement that generates tens of billions of dollars in trans-Atlantic business every year—and negotiations on another pact worth many times more.
Scientist won't allow EU agency to check GM findings
The French scientist who linked Monsanto genetically-modified corn to cancer in rats on Thursday refused to let the EU's food safety watchdog, EFSA, verify his results. ...
European Parliament votes pollen is part of honey
After years of wrangling and a ruling by the EU's top court, the European Parliament agreed Wednesday that pollen is a constituent of honey and not an added ingredient.
European regulator details Google concessions
The European Commission's top antitrust official says Google would allow competitors to display their own logos on its search display results page as part of concessions it has offered to avoid a showdown with regulators.
Intelligence official: No plans to end broad surveillance program (Update)
President Barack Obama's administration is considering whether to charge a government contractor with leaking classified surveillance secrets while it defends the broad U.S. spy program that it says keeps ...
Discards ban could impact seabirds population
Species of seabirds could successfully return to their natural foraging habits following changes to European fisheries policies, scientists have suggested.
EU wants privacy guarantees from US amid Prism crisis
The EU said Tuesday it will seek a strong commitment from the United States to respect the rights of European citizens, following revelations that Washington is running a worldwide Internet surveillance programme.
EU unveils major telecom reforms, end to roaming charges
The European Commission adopted controversial telecom sector reforms Wednesday which it said would create a 'fully connected' Europe and include an end to hugely unpopular mobile phone roaming charges.