A summary of the Committee’s consideration of the draft report is now available.
Open markets have long been known to stimulate economic growth, as the free movement of people, goods and services across borders drives innovation and commercial dynamism. These benefits are even more pronounced in the digital domain. Enabling seamless crossborder digital commerce can help companies to build at scale, and benefits consumers by widening their choices. Europe has a strong technology and digital sector, made evident by its many disrupter brands, from Skype to BlaBlaCar, and a digitally savvy population. But by opening up the bloc into a single digital market, and by increasing internet access in its less developed economies, could the sector go further? How can Europe’s digital economy reach the same level of openness as the traditional one?
Agenda items include energy & environment, digital, trade, transport and general policy items.
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
A summary of the report back from the trilogue is available.
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.
The digitalisation of manufacturing industry, i.e. employing in depth digital technologies for the performance of good production raises additional cybersecurity questions. Currently EU cybersecurity policies are mainly targeting network security and large infrastructures of public interest, with little emphasis on the needs of a digitised industry. Still, recent policy developments do provide framework of possibly covering these needs.
The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have tonight delivered on commitments made during September’s Digital Summit in Tallinn by ending unjustified geoblocking, one of the EU priority files for 2017