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How can the Digital Single Market reduce legal and practical barriers in retail and how to best deal with current trade laws hindering the ability of retailers to operate in certain member states are among the topics to be discussed in the second Retail Market Roundtable, on 15 February 2016.
The roundtable is a follow up to the European Parliament resolution of 5 July 2011 on a more efficient and fairer retail market, in which the Parliament asked "the Commission and operators in the retail supply chain to report to Parliament on yearly basis on progress made in the existing platforms and informal dialogue mechanisms" and suggested "that the results should be debated at a yearly Retail Market Roundtable organised by its Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Follow Protection".
Location : Altiero Spinelli building, room 3E2