Sélecteur de langues
Brussels, 17th September 2008
Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said "The people of Europe were promised a union, a place without borders: but on the internet they have not yet got it. Progress has been made; sometimes impressive, but it is not enough. As Competition Commissioner, I want to know why. If this is because the competition rules are not clear enough, I will clarify them. If it is because the competition rules are not up to date, I will update them. And of course, if this is because the competition rules are not being respected, consumers and companies should know that I will enforce them."
Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy said "It is high time that we tackle unnecessary barriers to improve the regulatory environment to make the internal market on the internet a reality."
The members of the Online Commerce Roundtable were:
Chair: Ben Verwaayen, CEO Alcatel-Lucent
Bernard Arnault, CEO LVMH
John Donahoe, CEO eBay
John Elkann, Vice Chairman Fiat
Roger Faxon, CEO EMI
Sir Mick Jagger
Steve Jobs, CEO Apple
Bernard Miyet, CEO SACEM
Peter Vicary Smith (represented by Thomas Houghton), CEO Which? (the UK consumers' organisation)
The issues paper for the meeting will be available at:
The report and any further submissions will be available at the same address.
See also SPEECH/08/437
Pictures are available at: