(25 March 2015) – The College of Commissioners today had a first discussion on the Digital Single Market Strategy due in May and set out the main areas the Commission will focus its work on to trigger real changes for consumers and businesses alike.
Digital technology is part of everyday life. From studying to watching films, buying or selling online to connecting with friends or your doctor – the internet is a goldmine of digital opportunities.
But every day in the EU people and companies run into many barriers – from geo-blocking or cross-border parcel delivery inefficiencies to unconnected e-services. Digital services too often remain confined to national borders.
The Juncker Commission has made it a priority to remove these obstacles and create a Digital Single Market: making the EU’s single market freedoms “go digital”, and boosting growth and jobs on our continent.
Today’s orientation debate has set out three main areas on which Commission action will focus during this mandate.