Prof. de Streel comments on benefits of Digital Single Market in EU Parliament


On Wednesday 11 July 2018, CERRE’s Joint Academic Director Prof. Alexandre de Streel (University of Namur) contributed to a workshop of the European Parliament Committee for Internal Market & Consumer Protection (IMCO).



The workshop focused on the contribution of internal market and consumer protection to growth.

Prof. de Streel presented:

  1. a review of EU policy techniques to stimulate the Digital single market
  2. actions taken during the current legislature
  3. possible future actions for the next EU Parliament (copyright, e-Gov, Data, AI)

Prof. de Streel commented on the legal and economic benefits delivered by the Digital Single Market: “The Digital Single Market (DSM) offers many economic and social benefits such as access to culture and freedom of expression. The DSM is also the best ally of the EU single market because digital services are by nature cross-border. […]

We should say that a lot has been achieved for the DSM during the 8th Parliamentary Legislature. However, there are still fields where supplementary actions can and should be taken, in particular more ambitious actions to develop e-government, to ensure the fluidity of data and develop an ambitious EU industrial policy for AI.”

View the full workshop and Professor’s de Streel presentation (15:54’-16:07’) here.