Digital Single Market Study at the EU Joint Research Centre

Digital Single Market Study at the EU Joint Research Centre

April 13, 2015

Partner Martin H. Thelle presented the results of the digital single market study to a group of senior policy makers and expert economists at the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Brussels.


The digital single market study argues that creating an internal market in the EU for digital service should be one of the main pillars in EU’s new digital agenda led by EU Commissioner Ms. Nellie Kroes. The cost on a non-digital single market can cost up to 4 percent of EU27 GDP by 2020. Regulatory barriers to online trade and to cross-border establishment of digital economy firms is holding back Europe’s potential to benefit from ICT.


Senior officials from the EU Commission said that it was a “compelling argumentation, and there seems to be a good case for putting the digital single market high on the policy agenda”. Others expressed some skepticism towards what could be seen as a call “more regulation from Brussels”. The debate continues.


The Digital Single Market study was carried out for the European Policy Centre (EPC) in Brussels in collaboration with Nokia, Ericsson, Vodafone, Intel, Microsoft, Sitra and Central Denmark region and in collaboration with Dr. R. Marsh of Verso Economics. Read more about the digital single market project here


See the presentation here


For further information, please contact partner Martin Hvidt Thelle