Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King will host the 4th ministerial meeting of the EU Internet Forum. It will be an opportunity for representatives of companies, including Baaz, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Justpaste.it, Microsoft, Snap and Twitter to debrief EU Institutions, Ministers from EU Member States, and Europol on the work done over the last year and discuss next steps. Ahead of the meeting, Commissioners Avramopoulos and King issued the following joint statement.
To protect its democratic systems and public debates and in view of the 2019 European elections as well as a number of national and local elections that will be held in Member States by 2020, the EU is presenting today an Action Plan to step up efforts to counter disinformation in Europe and beyond.
The European Commission welcomes an important step towards the interoperability of electronic document delivery within the European Union. Work has been completed so that services provided for electronic procurement will be able to use the very same technologies underpinned by the European Commission Digital Service Infrastructure for electronic delivery. These technologies support secure and reliable exchange of documents and data.