European citizens use products and services based on the vast amounts of information produced, collected and shared by public sector bodies, such as car navigation systems, weather forecasts and financial and insurance services, on a daily basis. But despite its economic value, estimated at €27 billion, much of Europe's public sector information, from statistics to traffic information, is however still not re-used. EU rules making it easier to re-use public sector information have had a positive impact on the public sector information market, the Commission said today. However, it also noted that the sector has not yet generated its full potential for the European economy. It called on EU Member States to implement practical measures such as making it easier to get a license to re-use public sector information, to put an end to exclusive agreements, to identify information that could be reused and make it easily available, to ensure that EU rules have a positive impact on the economy.