- JRC nr: JRC98723
- Publication date
- 21 January 2016
The European Commission launched the Digital Single Market policy initiative in May 2015. It aims to make the EU's Single Market fit for the digital age, tearing down regulatory walls and moving from 28 national markets to a single one. This document compiles various bits of empirical evidence that illustrate the current degree of take up in online services trade and the remaining obstacles to the creation of a single digital services market in the EU. It documents the uptake and evolution of e-commerce in goods and services in the EU over the last decade and explores the drivers and barriers to (cross-border) e-commerce for consumers and for firms operating in the EU.
DUCH BROWN Nestor, MARTENS Bertin