Andrus Ansip

BEREC issues net neutrality guidelines

The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) has issued guidelines for how regulators in Europe should implement new net neutrality rules. The guidelines, which are designed to give guidance to National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs), follow a six-week consultation period during which BEREC received an “unprecedented” number of contributions – some 481,547 in total. […]

Netflix could be subject to European content quotas

Video-on-demand services operating in the EU, including the likes of Netflix and Amazon, could be subject to European content quotas, according to French financial daily Les Echos, citing EC vice-president for the digital single market Andrus Ansip. Speaking to the paper at the Cannes Film Festival, Ansip told Les Echos that it was necessary to […]

Security and data handling key to Digital Single Market

Reinforcing trust and confidence in handling data is a fundamental part of the EU’s strategy to build a Digital Single Market in Europe, according to Andrus Ansip. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the European Commission vice-president in charge of the Digital Single Market said that the EU’s aim is to bring the benefits of […]

EU backs cross-border access to online content

The EU has proposed new copyright rules that will allow European residents to travel with the digital content they have purchased or subscribed to at home. The proposed regulation would permit “cross-border portability of online content services”, in a move that would stamp out geo-blocking of online content across EU countries. “We want to ensure […]

EU to enable cross-border portability of content, says Ansip

The EU will unveil plans to overahaul copyright rules and facilitate “cross-border portability of online content” according to digital single market commissioner Andrus Ansip. Delivering a speech yesterday at the University of Strasbourg, Ansip said, “Put simply, this means allowing people who subscribe to online content services in one EU country – for books, music, […]

EC sets out stall on digital single market priorities

The European Commission has agreed three broad areas for action to push forward plans for a single digital market across the EU at a meeting yesterday. The Commissioners have agreed to push for better access to digital goods and services across borders by introducing harmonised consumer and contract rules and with more efficient and affordable […]

EC VP calls for strong net neutrality rules and end to geo-blocking

European Commission vice-president and digital single market commissioner Andrus Ansip has called for “strong net neutrality rules and more coordination on spectrum” along with “an end to geo-blocking and other barriers to e-commerce”. In a speech at a European Voice event on Creating Europe’s Digital Highways, Ansip called  for the implementation of a single set […]

EC backs net neutrality, removal of geo-blocking

New European Commission vice-president Andrus Ansip has backed “solid” and “clearly defined” net neutrality and called for geo-blocking restrictions in Europe to be scrapped. In a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg Ansip – who is one of three European commissioners who has taken over from recently retired digital policy chief Neelie Kroes – […]