Latest News: EU Commission eyeing how to boost the European sharing economy

eLearningworld News from EU The EU Commission has identified the developing sharing/collaborative economy as an important engine for entrepreneurship, innovation, job creation and growth. Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, said: “Europe’s next unicorn could stem from the collaborative economy. Our role is to encourage a regulatory environment that allows new business models to develop while protecting consumers and ensuring fair taxation and employment conditions.” The Commission is looking for… Continue reading

Latest News: Europeans more interested in eBooks but VAT-rules are a solid obstacle

eLearningworld News from EU While growth of the eBook-market in US and Canada is stabilising on a mature level the European eBook-market that is lagging far behind, e.g. because of VAT-rules, is showing promising growth, research shows. In Italy 4.5 million people read at least one eBook during the last year. In UK that is the largest eBook-market in Europe 30% of all books sold was eBooks 2014. The eBook-market in Europe that generates the… Continue reading

Latest News: Net Neutrality under Fire from EU-Member States

eLearningworld News from EU At the end of 2015 the roaming fees within EU Single Market of telecom should disappear and net neutrality becomes a reality according to a proposal from the European Parliament in 2014. Now the member states of the EU trying to rewrite the proposal in favour of their big national telecom operators. The struggle between the EU-Parliament and the Council of Ministers is intensifying where the latter works for several exceptions… Continue reading