Baltic Journal of European studies (Sep 2018)

The European Union Digital Single Market—Challenges and Impact for the EU Neighbourhood States

  • Nyman-Metcalf Katrin,
  • Papageorgiou Ioannis F.

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 8, no. 2
pp. 7 – 23


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The digital single market is one of the most important objectives and challenges for the European Union. However, given that digitalisation implies a borderless world it requires a different form of governance and has distinctive features from other aspects of the single market. In addition, it raises a number of practical and political issues for countries outside the EU, but which maintain close economic and trade relations with the latter. The article examines the regulatory implications of the digital world from the point of view of states involved in the European Neighbourhood Policy, in particular Georgia, and looks into the future challenges in this process.