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EuroISPA welcomes the Commission’s new Work Programme

The European Internet Service Providers Association (EuroISPA) is committed to actively participate in the debate about the creation of a Single Market for telecoms and digital services, including the Connected Continent proposal, in order to encourage the development of a free, competitive and open telecommunications market. We see this as something of great benefit to society as a whole, but also essential to the healthy development of the Internet.

EuroISPA welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s 2015 Work Programme and notes, with satisfaction, that special emphasis is dedicated to the construction of a true Digital Single Market, including the reform for copyright, while other major reforms of the past Commission remain in the pipeline. In these areas EuroISPA is looking forward to continue contributing to discussions on the Digital Single Market in a constructive manner.

“The reform of copyright, as part of the establishment of the Digital Single Market, will be a fundamental test for the ambitious objectives of the new Commission” said Innocenzo Genna, Chair of EuroISPA’s Innovation and Growth committee.

EuroISPA welcomes the newly elected Commission

The European Internet Services Providers Association welcomes today’s vote in the European Parliament on the European Commission. EuroISPA would like to state its support for President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker’s ambition to unlock the Digital Single Market and create a truly Digital Europe -as he stated in his opening speech and manifesto.

EuroISPA also supports the appointment of a Vice-President for the Digital Single Market working on the integration of the innovation and digitalization principles into all EU legislation, thereby ensuring that EU policy is forward-looking, future-proof and consistent across the Commission.

„The new Commission is well positioned with Andrus Ansip as Vice President for the Digital Single Market and Günther Oettinger , Commissioner for the digital economy and society. We are confident, that the Commission will set the right crucial course in order to achieve a well-balanced framework for a competitive Internet Industry in Europe“, said Oliver Sueme, President of the European Internet Services Providers Association.

EuroISPA supports Ansip’s fight against fragmentation

EuroISPA welcomes European Commission Vice-President-designate Andrus Ansip’s ambition to tackle fragmentation and cut red tape in the digital market. Because businesses are being hampered in their growth as they face differences in requirements between EU member states.

EuroISPA hopes that Mr Ansip will be able to apply an innovation principle –as opposed to a precautionary principle– to all EU legislation, to ensure policies are forward-looking, future-proof and and more comprehensive digital policies can be developed.

“Coherent internet operations and the free flow of data within the EU are key to the economic and social benefit that the European Internet Service Providers bring to society. Tackling Fragmentation therefore is an important political initiative for our industry.”, said Oliver Sueme, President of EuroISPA.