Spring 2017 marks two years since the launch of the Digital Single Market strategy – one of the flagship policy areas identified by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to bring much-needed jobs, economic growth, innovation and digital infrastructure to the EU.
To mark the occasion, the Commission has published its DSM Mid Term Review – a stock-take to assess progress on the initiatives that emerged in the wake of the DSM Strategy of 2015 and emerged during 2015 and 2016. In parallel, the Commission published the Final Report of its E-commerce Sector Inquiry. This snapshot considers whether this should be a cause for celebration in the EU tech sector.
Stephen Pearson is Senior Director and Claire Harris is Senior Advisor at FTI Consulting Brussels