Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] First, because a digital Single Market seems such an obvious step. In principle, it should be easier to sell digital goods from a distance than "real" goods. Everybody would be excused for thinking this should also be possible in reality. And yet invisible barriers stand in the way. If I can buy a music CD online from a company in The Netherlands and have it posted to me here in Belgium, why can't I buy a digital download from the same company? If I can watch my local team's football matches using online pay-per-view in one Member State, why not in 27? This situation does not make much sense to the man on the street. To be honest, it is not a situation that makes much sense to me. And we need to fix it.