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."