Two influential committees in the European Parliament are in a power struggle to control the digital single market strategy. Parliament assigned the lead role to the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) committee. However, the committee for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) is trying to cut in, claiming expertise in cybersecurity and fostering of interoperability. The digital single market package is a top priority of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Taking the lead on the package bestows significant prestige on a committee. The package of legislation and directives will cover everything from copyright and e-commerce to Internet access and data privacy. Now that ITRE has raised an objection, the conference of committee chairs will review the decision at their next meeting.
Source: Politico Newspaper
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