European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip rejected some member states' proposal to limit the number of days of that digital content like Netflix can be accessed when Europeans are traveling in other EU countries.
The first legislative proposals of the Digital Single Market strategy will be brought to the European Parliament this week. The debate must focus on the needs of European citizens, not vested interests, writes Eva Paunova.
Speaking in Berlin on Tuesday (5 May), Netflix CEO Reed Hastings argued that Europe needs a strong law guaranteeing net neutrality. The European Commission’s Digital Market plans, he explained, fall in line with his firm's goals. “We really want the world to be a single market,” Hastings said.
Netflix, the US-based Internet streaming TV network, is set to expand its services to an additional six European countries in the autumn. But France fears that its European affiliate, based in the Netherlands, will damage its home-grown audiovisual industry. EURACTIV France reports.