Digital technology is part of everyday life. From watching films, buying or selling online to connecting with friends – the internet is a goldmine of opportunities. However, people and companies run into many barriers.

The Juncker Commission has made it a priority to remove these obstacles and create a Digital Single Market. The College of Commissioners today had a first discussion on the Digital Single Market Strategy due in May.

Based on the work of Vice-President Ansip and his team, the College set out three main areas on which Commission action will focus during this mandate:

  1. Better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services;
  2. Shaping the environment for digital networks and services to flourish;
  3.  Creating a European Digital Economy and Society with long-term growth potential.