Digital Single Market Strategy: European Commission agrees areas for action

Digital technology is part of everyday life. From watching films, buying or selling online to connecting with friends – the internet is a goldmine of opportunities. But EU people and companies run into many barriers, such as geo-blocking or cross-border parcel delivery inefficiencies. This Commission has made it a priority to remove these obstacles and create a Digital Single Market. The College of Commissioners today had a first discussion on the Digital Single Market Strategy due in May. Based on the work of Vice-President Ansip and his team, the College set out three main areas on which Commission action will focus during this mandate:

1. Better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services;

2. Shaping the environment for digital networks and services to flourish;

3. Creating a European Digital Economy and Society with long-term growth potential