As part of the EU’s Single Market Strategy, the identification of cross-border barriers and restrictive business practices are of increasing importance in order to ensure online competition. With the aim of understanding existing market trends, the European Commission launched a sectoral inquiry into e-commerce in May 2015. This was followed by a Preliminary Report and a Public Consultation on the issue during the second half of 2016.
With the release of the Final Report on the e-commerce sector inquiry on the 10th of May, we are delighted to welcome Thomas Kramler, Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force at DG Competition, for his first public discussion on the main findings of the report, as well as the announced enforcement actions.
Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force, DG COMP | European Commission
Thomas Kramler is Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force in the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition. Previously Mr Kramler was deputy head of the unit responsible for antitrust cases in the information industries, internet and consumer electronics sectors. Before joining the European Commission Mr Kramler worked as an agent representing the Austrian government before the European Courts in Luxemburg. Mr Kramler holds a law degree and a PhD from the University of Vienna, Austria. He has graduated with a Master's degree in European Community Law from the College of Europe (Bruges).