Earlier this month the European Commission released its official Communication A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe. This differs in some respects from the versions leaked in April.
A key objective is to give consumers better access to on-line goods and services across Europe by addressing the perceived barriers. Among the suggested actions are legislative proposals for cross-border contract rules for consumers and businesses, no doubt revisiting the proposals for a Common European Sales Law (CESL) which were abandoned earlier this year.
CESL was envisaged as a set of contract terms applying across the EU that would offer an alternative to national contract law for those wishing to use it.
For more details please read the Working Document.