Commission proposes new rules to help companies move across borders and find online solutions

The European Commission is proposing new company law rules to make it easier for companies to merge, divide or move within the Single Market. The new rules will also ensure that employees’ rights are well protected and tax abuse is prevented. The rules will stimulate the growth potential of European companies by digitalising the process Read more about Commission proposes new rules to help companies move across borders and find online solutions[…]

WiFi4EU programme offers vouchers worth €15,000 for municipalities to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in public spaces

The European Commission launched the WiFi4EU web portal. As of now, municipalities all over Europe are invited to register their details ahead of the first call for projects in mid-May, for the chance to benefit from EU financing to build free public wireless internet hotspots. The WiFi4EU programme offers vouchers worth €15,000 for municipalities to set up Read more about WiFi4EU programme offers vouchers worth €15,000 for municipalities to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in public spaces[…]

Payment services: Consumers to benefit from cheaper, safer and more innovative electronic payments

European consumers will be able to reap the full benefits of paying online for goods and services, thanks to new rules that will it make it cheaper, easier and safer to make electronic payments. The revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), which will apply as of 13 January 2018, aims to modernise Europe’s payment services to Read more about Payment services: Consumers to benefit from cheaper, safer and more innovative electronic payments[…]

Attitudes towards the impact of digitisation and automation on daily life

The European Commission has published a Eurobarometer survey presenting European citizens’ opinions on the impact of digitisation and automation on daily life. European citizens see digitisation and automation primarily as an opportunity but call for investment for better and faster internet services as well as effective public policy to accompany changes, in particular in areas Read more about Attitudes towards the impact of digitisation and automation on daily life[…]

Europe’s future is digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

As part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, the Commission will bring Ministers together tomorrow to progress on high-performance computing, connected mobility and industry digitisation. Initiatives to support digital skills will also be discussed. The Digital Day in Rome aims at boosting cooperation between EU Member States to better Read more about Europe’s future is digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital[…]

Businesses are more digital, e-commerce is growing but slowly

The 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) shows that the EU is making progress but the gap between top digital players and lower-performing countries is still too wide. More efforts and investments are needed to make the most of the Digital Single Market. The European Commission published the results of the 2017 Digital Economy Read more about Businesses are more digital, e-commerce is growing but slowly[…]

The first EU-wide rules to make the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible

Negotiators of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed on the first EU-wide rules to make the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible, especially for the blind, the deaf and the hard of hearing. The internet has become an essential way to access and provide information and services. It Read more about The first EU-wide rules to make the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible[…]

The new rules aim to help EU member states to tackle the growing number of cyber attacks

Firms supplying essential services, e.g. for energy, transport, banking and health, or digital ones, such as search engines and cloud services, will have to improve their ability to withstand cyber-attacks under the first EU-wide rules on cybersecurity, approved by MEPs on Wednesday. Setting common cybersecurity standards and stepping up cooperation among EU countries will help Read more about The new rules aim to help EU member states to tackle the growing number of cyber attacks[…]

Commission proposes new e-commerce rules to help consumers and companies reap full benefit of Single Market

Delivering on its Digital Single Market and Single Market strategies, the European Commission has presented a three-pronged plan to boost e-commerce by tackling geoblocking, making cross-border parcel delivery more affordable and efficient and promoting customer trust through better protection and enforcement. Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, said: “All too often people are Read more about Commission proposes new e-commerce rules to help consumers and companies reap full benefit of Single Market[…]

Commission welcomes agreement to make public sector websites and apps more accessible

Negotiators of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed tonight on the first EU-wide rules to make the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible, especially for the blind, the deaf and the hard of hearing. The internet has become an essential way to access and provide information and services. Read more about Commission welcomes agreement to make public sector websites and apps more accessible[…]

Commission sets out path to digitise European industry

Delivering on its Strategy to create a Digital Single Market, the Commission today unveiled its plans to help European industry, SMEs, researchers and public authorities make the most of new technologies. The European Commission today presented a set of measures to support and link up national initiatives for the digitisation of industry and related services Read more about Commission sets out path to digitise European industry[…]

How digital is your country ?

From connectivity and digital skills to public services, EU countries have made progress since last year which marked the launch of the Digital Single Market Strategy by the European Commission. Today the European Commission published the results of the 2016 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). The findings show that Member States Read more about How digital is your country ?[…]