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EC Shuffle: Bane Of Microsoft To Lead ‘Digital Agenda’

Europe’s information society and media commissioner Viviane Reding is moving on from the portfolio after five years, instead shifting to run justice, fundamental rights and freedoms.

— The Luxembourger has steered initiatives like mobile TV standards, continent-wide digital heritage archives, A/V regulatory reform, cross-border online content licensing and capping of mobile rates.

— But Reding will be replaced by a commissioner with whom she has worked closely. Competition commissioner Neelie Kroes becomes the newly-titled “digital agenda” commissioner.

In her time, Kroes has <a href="http://paidcontent.co.uk/article/419-microsoft-slapped-with-record-ec-fine-for-unreasonable-patent-charges/" title="fined Microsoft over