Statement by Vice-President Ansip ahead of the new EU regulation entering into force to end unjustified geoblocking

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Press Release: Digital Single Market: New EU rules allow Europeans to shop online without borders

On 3rd of December 2018 the new regulation proposed by the European Commission in May 2016 to end unjustified geoblocking online will enter into force. Europeans will not have to worry about a website blocking or re-routing them just because they, or their credit card, come from a different country. Wherever they are in the EU, they will be able to access goods and services online.

OPP Meeting Summary: Competitiveness Council – Promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services (29 November 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP Plenary – Commission statement – Single Market package (28 November 2018)

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Event: Strengthening Consumer Protection in the EU: Improving Enforcement and Cross-Border Collaboration (Brussels, 6 December 2018)

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Factsheets: Ending unjustified Geoblocking

Geoblocking makes it hard for online shoppers to buy from a website based in another EU country. This is why, in 2016, the European Commission proposed new rules to end discrimination on the basis of nationality or place of residence, as part of the Digital Single Market strategy. The new rules – which will enter into force as of 3 December 2018 – will ensure that consumers no longer face unjustified barriers such as being re-routed back to a country-specific website, or having to pay with a debit or credit card from a certain country.

Press Release: European Commission and European Parliament take stock of the progress made in breaking down barriers to e-commerce in the EU

Consumers and businesses show an increasing interest in shopping and selling across the EU. Online sales of products are growing by 22% per year. However, some traders still make it difficult for customers from another EU Member State to buy online or to benefit from equally advantageous prices in comparison with local clients. Vice-President Ansip and Commissioners Bieńkowska, Jourová and Gabriel met today in Strasbourg with members of the European Parliament to take stock of the progress made in breaking down the barriers to e-commerce in the EU and discuss next opportunities and challenges.

Written Answer to a Question: Problem with so-called geoblocking

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UPDATED – Agenda: Competitiveness Council (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) (27-28 September 2018)

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Implementation of the DSM e-commerce initiatives: Taking stock and way forward

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List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Internal Market – Geo-blocking) in the 3rd quarter of 2017

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List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Internal Market – Geo-blocking) in the 2nd quarter of 2017

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List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (Internal Market – Geo-blocking) in the 4th quarter of 2017

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Blog: Vice-President Ansip on “Enjoying summer in Europe with more digital freedom”

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Call for Proposals: Study on the impacts of the extension of the scope of the Geoblocking Regulation to audiovisual and non-audiovisual services giving access to copyright-protected content

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Blog: Vice-President Ansip on “Online retail: unlocking the potential of e-commerce across Europe”

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OPP Meeting Summary: Competitiveness Council – AOB Item on recent initiatives in the Digital Single Market (28 May 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP IMCO Committee – Exchange of views with with Vice-President Andrus Ansip (17 May 2018)

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Report on the IMCO Mission to Florence and Livorno, Italy, on 4-6 April 2018

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Strengthening the competitiveness of the European retail sector

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Rules against unjustified geoblocking enter into force

The new rules against unjustified geoblocking entered into force on 22 March 2018 and will be a reality for citizens as of 3 December 2018 – they will be able to find the best deals online when buying goods and services across the EU without being discriminated based on nationality and residence.

Question for Written Answer: Business restrictions in Malta on a geographical basis by e-commerce companies

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