EU Digital Single Market Boon to Tech and Traditional Industries

Andrus Ansip, commissioner in charge of the digital single market, and Gunther Oettinger, commissioner in charge of digital economy and society, give a joint press conference, Brussels, May 6, 2015 (European Commission photo).
Andrus Ansip, commissioner in charge of the digital single market, and Gunther Oettinger, commissioner in charge of digital economy and society, give a joint press conference, Brussels, May 6, 2015 (European Commission photo).
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Earlier this month the European Union launched its so-called digital single market, which aims to expand Europe’s digital economy through broad reforms. In an email interview, Fabian Zuleeg, the chief executive of the European Policy Center, a Brussels-based think tank, discussed the impact the new policy could have. WPR: What are the main goals of the European digital single market? Fabian Zuleeg: In its most basic form, the digital single market is about removing regulatory barriers, which prevent customers and businesses from fully realizing the potential of the developing Internet economy. But the ultimate goal of the digital single market […]

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