Publications

The Digital Single Market 2.0

27 February 2012
Hans Martens (Senior Adviser to EPC on energy, public service reform and CHES) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)



In this contribution to the European High-Level Conference ‘A Single Digital Market by 2015 – A driver for economic growth and jobs’, Hans Martens and Fabian Zuleeg argue that creating a truly integrated Digital Single Market should be a priority for the EU. It would bring significant economic growth and consumer benefits, improve productivity and competitiveness. It would also encourage high-growth companies and help to solve some of Europe’s biggest societal issues, such as inefficient labour markets, environmental problems and strained public sectors.

Realising the Digital Single Market will require decisive action: creating a trusted online environment, delivering a common framework for the fuel of the digital economy (knowledge and data), and creating the foundations of the digital economy: a digital mindset, e-mobility and e-infrastructure. This will require an ambitious, common and often harmonised European approach, which is politically challenging – but Europe cannot afford to lose momentum. 

The Digital Single Market 2.0