Published on 25/03/2015
"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."
The Juncker Commission has made it a priority to remove these obstacles and create a Digital Single Market. The College of Commissioners 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.
The above includes the following priority:
· “Modernising law to ensure the right balance between the interests of creators and those of users or consumers. It will improve people's access to culture – and therefore support cultural diversity – while opening new opportunities for artists and content creators and ensuring a better enforcement of rights.”
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