MEPs took an important step today towards eliminating the barriers that hinder cross-border on-line trade and defining rules that protect consumers in the digital environment. The Members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee and the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection today jointly adopted the Directive on contracts for the supply of digital content. The new Directive will aim to harmonise the standard set of digital contract law rules on contracts between businesses and consumers
“This means the end of discrimination of consumers buying physical goods online in the European Single Market. European consumers will no longer be deprived of access to physical goods or services based on their nationality, residence or IP address”, said the European Parliament’s lead negotiator, Roza Thun MEP who defends the consumer’s right to profit from the whole Single Market.
The European Parliament’s committees for the internal market and legal affairs today backed proposals to update laws covering contracts for the supply of digital content.
Results of the Committee’s vote on the adoption of the draft opinion are available.
A summary of the committee’s vote on the adoption of the draft report and the decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations is now available.
Compromise amendments 1 – 86 are now available.
The impact of the online spread of mis- and disinformation – including false news posing as factual stories – became increasingly visible in the context of the crisis in Ukraine, and gained notoriety as a global challenge during the 2016 United States presidential election campaign. Ahead of the European elections in 2019, the EU is now stepping up its efforts to tackle ‘fake news’.
DME brings together European companies that have revolutionized how people discover, enjoy and experience music. Representing Europe’s leading digital music innovators such as Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud, Shazam and other digital music services, the coalition will work with policy-makers and stakeholders to ensure that the sector’s growth and European leadership continues and that the most important stakeholders – creators and consumers – continue to benefit.
To celebrate its official launching, DME is organizing an event on November 20 in the Musem of Musical Instruments with a panel discussion featuring the prominent voices of the European Digital Single Market and followed by a series of ignite talks delivered by start-ups that at are at the forefront of European innovation. The Belgian indie band Alice on the Roof will offer a concert after it in the rooftop of the Museum to close the event.
The agenda includes a public hearing on the Digital Single Market in peripheral member states, challenges and opportunities.
Update: An addendum to the draft agenda concerning transport policy is now available.
Agenda items concern energy & environment, digital, transport and trade policy.
Agenda items concern digital and transport policy.