Jennifer Baker Brussels correspondent, IDG News Service

Jennifer Baker reports on the European Union: Commission, Parliament, technology policy, regulation, and competition.

Apple should be forced to conform to a standard charger, say EU politicians

Members of the European Parliament’s internal market committee voted Thursday unanimously for a new law mandating a universal mobile phone charger.

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EU net neutrality seen in peril from draft law

Digital advocacy group, La Quadrature du Net (QdN), has accused Europe’s Digital Agenda Commissioner of caving in to pressure from telcos and abandoning her promise to protect net neutrality.

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Penguin terminates ebook deal with Apple in EU

Ebook publisher, Penguin has agreed to terminate its agency agreement with Apple and to allow Amazon to set its own prices for e-books in settlement of a European Union antitrust case.