European Parliament passes digital single market resolution

European Parliament passes digital single market resolution

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) today (19 January) passed a resolution which aims to boost the European digital single market. The EP’s recommendations, which were passed with a vote of 551 to 88 with 39 abstentions, call on the European Commission (EC) to issue proposals to:

  • find innovative solutions on cross-border parcel delivery to improve services and lower costs,
  • end unjustified geo-blocking practices, so as to improve EU consumers’ access to goods and services. MEPs welcome the proposal on cross-border portability of online content services “as a first step” in this direction,
  • ensure equivalent and future-proof consumer protection, regardless of whether digital content is purchased online or offline,
  • remove barriers to SMEs, start-ups and scale-ups and seize the opportunities based on new ICT technologies, such as Big Data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things or 3D-printing; an innovation-friendly policy towards online platforms (e.g. search engines, app stores) that facilitates market entry should be maintained, and
  • review the ePrivacy directive to ensure consistency of its provisions with the new EU data protection rules.
The resolution will feed into the 16 initiatives that the EC is to deliver by the end of 2016,


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