Commission presents report on progress towards a Digital Single Market
The Commission has today published a report outlining the state of play on the implementation of the e-commerce action plan 2012-2015, presented in January 2012 (see IP/12/10 and MEMO/12/5), to accelerate the development of on-line services and in particular of e-commerce. A functioning Digital Single Market promises a more prosperous and competitive Europe. The report shows that many important actions set out in the action plan have already been initiated (for example in the areas of reinforcing consumer protection; improving parcel delivery and payments; fighting abuse; and integrating technological developments). In 2013, the Commission intends to bring forward more proposals to remove further obstacles to the Digital Single Market. Payments, delivery, and removal of illegal content are three key subjects to be tackled this year. The report is available at http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/e-commerce/communications/2012/index_en.htm.