In a press announcement on May 6th The European Commission announced its plans for a Digital Single Market in Europe with actions to be brought by the end of the year. The initiatives fall into three strands:
- “better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe;
- creating the right conditions and a level playing field for digital networks and innovative services to flourish
- maximising the growth potential of the digital economy”
Have a look at the announcement video: The full press release is available at: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4919_en.htm and further information is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/priorities/digital-single-market/index_en.htm
The EU edition of online news site Politico has produced a ‘user’s guide’ on the subject. Have a look here.