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Keynote speech by European Union Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger at Hannover Messe: "Europe's future is digital"

"On 25 March, the European Commission announced three areas of action for our Digital Single Market Strategy that we will present in May:

  • First, providing better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services: making sure that people use online services and digital goods across borders and that businesses face fewer barriers when they sell to other EU countries.
  • Second, shaping the environment for digital networks and services to flourish: setting the right rules and conditions for those in the market, both traditional and newcomers.
  • Third, creating a European Digital Economy and Society with long-term growth potential: we need a digital European market which allows new business models to flourish, start-ups to grow and industry to innovate and compete on a global scale. We urgently need to tackle the most challenging issues such as data, skills and standards, for European industry and citizens to make the most of the digital economy."

Read the full speech here