Vice-President Neelie Kroes and Commissioner Michel Barnier welcomed Member States' endorsement of a “Draft regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions” in the internal market.
The Regulation will enable, for example, students to enrol at a foreign university online; citizens to fill on-line tax returns in another EU country; and businesses to participate electronically in public calls for tenders across the EU.
Neelie Kroes said: "The adoption of this Regulation on e-ID is a fundamental step towards the completion of the Digital Single Market. This agreement boost trust and convenience in cross-border and cross-sector electronic transactions". Read more