On 27 January, the Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee of the European Parliament published the own-initiative draft report on FinTech and the role of technology in the financial sector, written by rapporteur Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (ALDE, the Netherlands).
This year, Ecommerce Europe presents four policy sessions within the Global E-commerce Summit.
As 2016 draws to a close, Ecommerce Europe can look back on a successful and busy year, in which its lobbying- and advocacy efforts have been expanded even further. We have been active in our core mission of working to break down barriers to e-commerce at the local, national and cross-border level.
The retail sector has benefitted hugely from the rise of digital platforms, expanding stores’ reach and offering a range of services to earn the loyalty of online buyers. Yet retailers’ innovations don’t always improve the customer experience or their own business efficiency, according to a recent study from eCommera.
Ecommerce Europe’s recommendations on the Geo-blocking Proposal ahead of the Competitiveness Council meeting
Ecommerce Europe has been in close contact with policy makers to share with them detailed recommendations concerning specific provisions of the draft regulation addressing geo-blocking. In a nutshell, Ecommerce Europe wants to highlight its main remarks on this challenging political dossier that are based on the amendments that the association has recently approved and shared with EU legislators.
The UK vote to leave the EU produces a number of regulatory uncertainties, particularly given the activism of European policymakers in the digital sector.With a number of regulations scheduled to come into force in the near future at European level, it is not fully clear the extent to which they will apply in the UK post-Brexit.