A Ministerial Roundtable took place in November 2011 in Poznan and identified five key cross-border services. An agreement with Member States was reached in 2013.
Online public services are crucial to stimulate the internal market. They can help entrepreneurs set up and run a business anywhere in Europe independently of their original location, and allow citizens to study, work, reside and retire anywhere in the EU through seamless, interoperable and sustainable cross-border public services. But as long as there is no common list of a minimum set of basic online public services that citizens and businesses can access across borders, the internal market cannot be fully functional.
Together with the Member States, the Commission will assess the real needs, costs-benefits and barriers for cross-border services where interoperability is a key factor.
On this basis the Member States will discuss and agree on a common list of key cross-border public services.