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Mapping the Beginning of the Information Society in the EEC/EU

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The beginnings of the Digital Single Market can be traced back to the European Economic Community, in tandem with the international evolutions regarding new technologies that were starting to be used in industry, services, or communication. At the same time, the Single Market, as we know it today, is the crystallization of the efforts of the Delors Commission, which streamlined the efforts to remove physical, technical, and fiscal barriers impeding the freedom of movement within the European Community. Actually, it is safe to say that the Delors Commission achieved some of the most important improvements of the EEC/EU, starting from the White Paper on Completing the Internal Market and culminating with the European Monetary Union and the Maastricht Treaty. It is indeed a crucial point in the European integration process.

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Mărcuț, M. (2017). Mapping the Beginning of the Information Society in the EEC/EU. In: Crystalizing the EU Digital Policy. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69227-2_2

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