Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Gabriel in Tallinn for a Council meeting and a conference on data economy

This week, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel participate in Tallinn, Estonia in a Digital Single Market conference on data as well as in an informal meeting of the Competitiveness and Telecommunications Ministers. The one-day conference taking place today is dedicated to the free movement of data and the speakers discuss the key framework conditions that are necessary to enable the free data flows across borders and sectors in Europe following Commission’s announced measures earlier this year. Commissioner Gabriel opened the conference this morning with a speech that is available here. Vice-President Ansip will deliver the closing remarks of the conference in the afternoon. His speech will be available at 16:05 CET here. Later this evening Slovenian Minister for Public Administration Boris Koprivnikar, in the presence of Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Gabriel, will sign the EuroHPC declaration on high-performance computing. Slovenia is becoming the ninth Member State signing the EuroHPC declaration, aimed at coordinating efforts with regards to high-performance computing. Discussions on the agenda of the Competitiveness and Telecommunications Council meeting taking place tomorrow, will concentrate on spectrum coordination and the development of the next generation of communication networks (5G). On the competitiveness side, the focus will be on public services and eGovernment. (For more information: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel. +32 229 67083; Mirna Talko – Tel. +32 229 87278)

Source: European Commission

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