This page gives an overview of the latest and upcoming meetings, press releases and policies related to the work of the Council and the European Council in the area of single market.
Press releases and statements
Creating a free and secure digital single market for Europe
The digital single market strategy is the EU's plan to create a free and secure digital single market in which people can shop online across borders and businesses can sell across the EU wherever they are in the EU.
The strategy, which includes a number of legislative and non-legislative measures, has three objectives:
- making it easier for consumers and businesses to access online products and services across Europe
- improving conditions for digital networks and services to grow and thrive
- boosting the growth of the European digital economy
The strategy was discussed at the European Council on 25-26 June 2015, where EU leaders also adopted conclusions highlighting the importance of the digital single market. The strategy and its various proposals has also been discussed at several recent Council meetings.