Ecommerce Europe sent out eight letters to greet President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker and part of his team with best wishes for their hearings before the European Parliament’s Committees, together with presenting the future Commissioners Ecommerce Europe main priorities.
As stated in the letters, Ecommerce Europe reaffirms its total support to the new integrated approach that the futureEuropean Commission will adopt towards digital matters, something Ecommerce Europe has long been advocating for. The new structure adopted by President-elect Juncker will allow to have better coordination between Commissioners and Directorate-Generals, and Ecommerce Europe supports this structural revolution in its strive to boost online cross-border commerce.
Vice-Presidents designate Frans Timmermans and Andrus Ansip, and Commissioners-designate Carlos Moedas, Günther Oettinger, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Vĕra Jourová and Margrethe Vestager will face hearings before the European Parliament’s Committees, which will take place between Monday 29 September and Tuesday 7 October.
Completing the Digital Single Market
This part of President-elect Juncker’s team, if fully confirmed at the end of October, will be involved in digital affairs in different ways, but they will all share the same objective: completing the Digital Single Market, one of Juncker’s top priorities. The most relevant “digital” portfolios will notably be those of the Vice President for the Digital Single Market and of the Commissioners for Digital Economy and Society, Competition, Justice and Consumers, and Internal Market, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.
The letter addressed to President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker from Ecommerce Europe’s President François Momboisse is available for download here.