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EU digital single market

A true EU wide digital single market will offer opportunities to businesses and consumers. Businesses will be able to achieve scale and have access to better information and lower transaction costs. Consumers will be able to benefit from higher number of offers at lower prices. Removing remaining barriers to the digital single market can add up to € 415 billion to European GDP.

In order to build a true digital single market, policy-makers must address fragmentation of consumers and VAT rules at EU level, ensuring harmonised and consistent rules on data protection throughout Europe.


Position papers Date
The proposal for a Cyber Resilience Act - a BusinessEurope position paper 15/03/2023
Joint industry statement on the EU Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act 23/02/2023
The Data Act is a leap into the unknown - Joint industry statement 01/02/2023
The proposal for a Data Act - a BusinessEurope position paper 31/01/2023
Underestimating the Data Act’s impact on trade secrets’ protection will undermine European industrial competitiveness - Joint statement by BusinessEurope and Orgalim 17/01/2023
Potential AI Act general approach - a BusinessEurope statement 30/11/2022
BusinessEurope statement on the draft EU Cloud Certification Scheme 28/06/2022
Proposal for a revised Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS 2 Directive) - a BusinessEurope position paper 31/05/2021
The digital services package - a BusinessEurope position paper 12/10/2020
A European strategy for data 23/06/2020
The digital response to COVID-19 02/04/2020
Digital Services Act: the Single Market pillar 11/02/2020
Cybersecurity of the 5G Ecosystem - a BusinessEurope position paper 04/06/2019
Our Digital Ambition: priorities for 2019-2024 15/04/2019
The Platform to Business proposal - a BusinessEurope position paper 24/09/2018
The proposal for a Cybersecurity Act - Additional points by BusinessEurope 10/05/2018
The proposal for a Cybersecurity Act - a BusinessEurope position paper 23/11/2017
The proposal for a free flow of data regulation - a BusinessEurope position paper 21/11/2017
The digital single market: mid-term review 04/05/2017
Building a European data economy - a BusinessEurope position paper 26/04/2017
Towards a European data economy - a BusinessEurope position paper 09/11/2016
Comments on the geo-blocking proposal - a BusinessEurope position paper 10/10/2016
Regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy - BusinessEurope reply to the public consultation 05/01/2016
Geo-blocking and different treatment in the single market 18/12/2015
BusinessEurope comments on standards in the digital single market: setting priorities and ensuring delivery 18/12/2015
The review of the telecommunications regulatory framework 16/12/2015
Harmonisation of contract rules for digital content and tangible goods 17/09/2015
Grasping the opportunities of digital / Europe's digital economy - a BusinessEurope position paper 29/04/2015
Safe Harbour needs to be reinforced, but it must remain in place - BusinessEurope input in view of the revision of Safe Harbour 31/03/2015
BusinessEurope recommendations for a flourishing European digital economy 15/12/2014
Facts and figures Date
The Cyber Resilience Act - BusinessEurope reply to the European Commission call for evidence 24/05/2022
Press releases Date
Data Act: EU data sharing framework should foster investment 23/02/2022
Europe’s digital masterplan: a push into the digital age 19/02/2020
Making the free flow of data a reality 09/11/2018
European Parliament advances fight against Europe’s cyberthreats 12/09/2018
Europe should counter cybersecurity threats now 10/07/2018
Industry has a role to play in Europe’s cybersecure future 08/06/2018
Europe favours a responsible Digital Single Market 25/04/2018
Council should not exempt the free flow of data 18/12/2017
Ending roaming charges - Europe needs more investment in digital infrastructure 14/06/2017
Digital single market: strategy review could bring breakthrough 10/05/2017
EU business should be free to move data 10/01/2017
Stimulus for e-commerce positive - but doubts on geo-blocking initiative 25/05/2016
EU industrial digitalisation strategy just in time – ACT NOW 19/04/2016
EU and USA must urgently provide revised “Safe Harbour” 06/10/2015
Digital may add 2000 billion Euros to EU GDP by 2030 - Venice Declaration on Digital Union published 08/07/2014
BusinessEurope welcomes EP’s contribution to improve network and information security 13/03/2014
Public letters Date
Shaping Europe’s digital future - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Oleg Butković in advance of the 5 June TTE Council conclusions 29/05/2020
Digital Europe programme (2021-2027) - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip 24/09/2018
The European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) - Intra-EU calls - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Ivaylo Moskovski 01/06/2018
Joint Industry Statement on the EU Free Flow of Data Regulation 18/12/2017
The European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to members of the European Parliament ITRE Committee 28/07/2017
Comments on the Single Digital Gateway initiative - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska 07/12/2016
Free Flow of Data is at the essence of a true European Digital Single Market - Digitalisation can be at the heart of Europe - Joint Industry statement on the free flow of data 29/11/2016
Businesses call for more legal clarity in the draft geo-blocking regulation - Joint letter from BusinessEurope, EuroCommerce, DIGITALEUROPE, and EMOTA 14/11/2016
Joint letter on flow of data through trade agreements to President of the European Commission Juncker 28/09/2016
BusinessEurope letter to Commissioner Oettinger on Telecoms 29/08/2016
Transatlantic data flows: joint letter to Presidents Obama, Juncker, Tusk and heads of state or government of the 28 EU members states 15/01/2016
Safe harbour - joint letter from BusinessEurope and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Andrus Ansip 20/11/2015
Europe's digital economy - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip 29/04/2015
Speeches Date
Geoblocking: a result of single market obstacles for consumers or enterprises? Address by Guido Lobrano at the Consumer and Competition Day, Luxembourg 21/09/2015
Opportunities and challenges in the digital era - Speaking points for Ulf Pehrsson at the European Consumer Summit "European consumers in the digital era" 01/04/2014


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Last updated: 15 September 2015