The European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel will present a roadmap for lowering roaming charges in the countries of the Western Balkans at an EPP Group Conference hosted by Andrey Kovatchev MEP and European Parliament Vice-President Lívia Járóka MEP.
We are pleased to announce Trind Ventures has concluded the first closing of its new fund at €21 million. The three largest investors in the fund are European Investment Fund (EIF) under the Juncker Plan, LHV pension funds (LHV) and Trind Ventures’ team itself. The fund shall invest into early stage ICT companies in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and the rest of Central and Northern Europe. It will help to address the increasing demand for seed capital by early stage teams and improve the capacity of regional syndication for early stage funding.
Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will announce two concrete initiatives to drive 5G progress in Europe at the Mobile World Congress 2018: the European 5G Observatory and the European 5G Pioneer Award.
The Broadband Platform set up between the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and European Commission’s DG CNECT held its second meeting on 2 February. The discussions focalised on the role of Broadband Competence Offices and on boosting broadband investment in view of the discussions on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) of the European Union.