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[FYI] EU admits e-commerce initiative is failing


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EU admits e-commerce initiative is failing  

By Alan Osborn, Total Telecom  

02 March 2001 The European Union's heavily promoted drive to 
stimulate e-commerce in member countries is conspicuously failing to 
inspire public confidence in buying over the Internet, a European 
Commissioner admitted Friday.  

In a remarkably downbeat speech to an e-economy conference in 
Brussels, the commissioner for consumer policy, David Byrne, said 
that "the reality, as opposed to the rhetoric, of business-to-
consumer [B2C] electronic commerce is, to put it mildly, 


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