The first political trilogue on the Digital Services Act (DSA) lasted just under an hour yesterday afternoon. Representatives from the Commission, the French Council Presidency, and the European Parliament reiterated their priorities and officially launched the interinstitutional negotiations. The atmosphere was amicable and, given the different positions, almost a bit too confident, reported a member of the parliamentary negotiating team. All three institutions agreed on one point: The negotiations were characterized by time pressure, but this should not be at the expense of quality. Following the trilogue, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager praised in a tweet the “strong alignment” that existed between the Commission, Council, and Parliament on the objectives for the DSA.
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