• The increased use of ICT in business and procurement has led a number of EU Member States to legislate in this field. Some member states have made electronic invoicing mandatory for public procurement, i.e. in business-to-government (B2G) transactions. However, there is no EU wide implementation of this.
  • The consultation seeks a view on the use of electronic invoicing in public procurement, in the B2G sector initially, but potentially also in the B2B (business to business) sector, and on the potential need of action at EU level.

http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/2012/einvoicing_en.htm