EC white paper aims to level digital playing field

EC white paper aims to level digital playing field

The European Commission has a grand plan to create a single market for digital content across all the member states of the EU, so it can be bought and sold without barriers such as the administrative burden of different VAT rates. 

The creation of that market will help entrepreneurial start-up businesses trade across the whole of Europe, and create up to €415bn in additional growth, while saving consumers €11.7bn each year, the commission calculates.

This month it outlined its priorities  in a white paper (see below), including cuts to e-book VAT rates and changes to copyright, and procla...

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