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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on promoting online shopping

Aldo Patriciello

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on promoting online shopping  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the E‑Commerce Directive,

–  having regard to Article 169 TFEU and Article 38 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas statistics published by Eurostat reveal that just over half of the 28 European countries have managed to achieve figures of over 50 % with regards to purchases made online by their citizens;

B.  whereas this trend is very negative in countries such as Italy where only a quarter of the population purchase goods digitally, but the EU as a whole is experiencing an upwards trend sufficient to achieve the ‘e‑buyers’ target set at 50 % by the Digital Agenda for Europe;

C.  whereas online shopping, in the presence of precise and specific legislation in this regard, has the potential to ensure a not insignificant alternative to traditional economic revenue, whilst also targeting a new and active portion of consumers, that is young people under the age of 40;

1.  Calls on the Commission to use advertising campaigns and information programmes to stimulate online shopping, whilst also ensuring an adequate level of protection for consumers who choose to purchase goods online.

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