Digital Single Market

This letter was sent on 27 February 2015

Dear Vice President Andrus Ansip,

Dear Commissioner Günther Oettinger,

We welcome the development of a Digital Single Market and a digital economy as a top priority for the European Commission and as an instrument to facilitate economic growth.

Our cooperation under the Agreement on the European Economic Area makes Norway a part of the Single Market. Consequently, we have a clear ambition to participate actively in the development of the Digital Single Market. We wish to contribute to your work on the upcoming EU Digital Single Market Strategy.

Please see attached a non-paper outlining Norway’s preliminary views on the Digital Single Market. In this paper we would like to draw your attention to some issues relevant for your ongoing work.

We look forward to a good cooperation on these matters.

Yours sincerely,

Vidar Helgesen

Minister for the EEA and European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Jan Tore Sanner

Minister of Local Government and Modernisation

Norway's preliminary views on the Digital Single Market. February 2015 (pdf)