e-Commerce Archives

  • Independent study says Galileo is feasible

    News | Brexit 27-11-2001

    An independent study for the Commission concludes the EU satellite project Galileo is economically feasible. EU Transport Commissioner Loyola De Palacio is currently trying to convince the Member States to support the project at the Council meeting in December.

  • Non-incumbent telecoms players claim more local loop access

    News | Brexit 22-11-2001

    Thirteen companies and federations urge the Commission to quickly harmonise access regulation on local loop, especially pricing and provisioning.

  • Building trust on-line

    Opinion | Brexit 17-11-2001

    Building trust on-line McKinsey Quarterly, 2001 nr 4 Policy relevance: This article highlights the importance of the presence of online trust in e-commerce. Developing e-commerce is one of the Commission's action lines in its eEurope Action Plan (see

    From e-commerce to Euro-commerce

    Opinion | Brexit 15-11-2001

    From e-commerce to Euro-commerce McKinsey Quarterly, 2000 nr 2 Policy relevance: This article highlights some important aspects of the development of electronic commerce in Europe, mainly by comparing it to the development of electronic commerce in the US. An insight into these developments …

  • Parliament votes for “national choice” on e-spam

    News | Brexit 14-11-2001

    The European Parliament decided in first reading on 13 November that Member States can choose whether they want an opt-in or opt-out system for e-mail marketing. For direct marketing by fax, SMS or automated calling systems, Parliamentarians voted for an opt-in regime.

  • Council of Europe adopts international treaty on cybercrime

    News | Brexit 14-11-2001

    Agreement was reached at the Council of Europe on 8 November on the final text of an international treaty on cybercrime. Once approved, the convention will be the first international treaty on crimes committed via the internet and other computer networks.

  • New online trustmark scheme launched

    News | Brexit 13-11-2001

    EuroCommerce, the European Association representing retail, wholesale and international trade, introduces trustmark because it wants to create trust and give security to online shoppers. The Euro-Logo trustmark scheme is based on their European Code of Conduct, taking into account current and future relevant legislation.

  • Business and consumers agree on e-commerce trustmark

    News | Brexit 23-10-2001

    European business confederation UNICE and European consumers organisation BEUC have agreed on a European framework for e-commerce trustmark schemes. With this scheme, presented to the Commission, they hope to enhance online e-confidence in the EU.

  • Council informed about telecoms framework developments

    News | Brexit 16-10-2001

    The Presidency briefed the EU Telecoms ministers on 15 October on the state of play of the "telecoms package". By updating the Council, the Presidency wants to avoid a conciliation procedure between the Parliament and the Council and ensure adoption of the package by the end of the year.

  • Council to tackle telecoms framework

    News | Brexit 15-10-2001

    On 15 October, the Transport and Telecommunication Council is to discuss progress on the so-called "telecoms package". The Belgian Presidency hopes to avoid a conciliation procedure between the European Parliament and the Council so as to have the framework adopted by the end of the year.

  • Commission wants to make the web more accessible

    News | Brexit 27-09-2001

    The Commission adopted a Communication on improving the accessibility and content of governmental websites on September 25. With this Communication the Commission wants to secure an inclusive society that provides equality of opportunity for all.

  • Business asks Commission to protect data flow

    News | Brexit 27-09-2001

    Seven international business associations have asked the Commission to approve alternative contractual safeguards for data flows between the EU and the rest of the world. The associations believe their clauses would avoid imposing "excessive obligations" and resolve "perceived defects" in the Commission's own standard clauses.