To Be Determined: Hope and Hype Over Europe’s Digital Single Market

EC President Jean-Claude Juncker gestures while speaking during a media conference after a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers, Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 13, 2012 (AP photo by Virginia Mayo).
EC President Jean-Claude Juncker gestures while speaking during a media conference after a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers, Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 13, 2012 (AP photo by Virginia Mayo).
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This past May, the European Commission announced a strategy for a Digital Single Market (DSM)—a single seamless market that would expand the European Union’s single market for physical goods and services into the digital domain. The DSM is projected to provide economic gains of as much as €415 billion annually for the EU. Identifying the DSM as one of his 10 priorities as he assumed office in 2014, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker explained his hopes for the DSM: “I want to see pan-continental telecoms networks, digital services that cross borders and a wave of innovative European start-ups. I want to […]

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