EESC Opinion on Net Neutrality Regrets Lack of Action by European Commission


Following a Communication from the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted an Opinion on the principles of open internet and net neutrality in Europe. These principles are vital for the economic and social future of Europe as, for example, Internet related consumption has accounted for 21% GDP growth in the last five years. Therefore the EESC believes that the principles should be more clearly defined and it regrets the lack of action from the European Commission to safeguard them. The EESC advocates that the principles of open internet and net neutrality should be formally enshrined in EU law as soon as possible because they would provide a stimulating framework for SMEs, innovation, employment and growth. Read the Full EESC Opinion