What does Europe need to be fit for the Digital Age?
Europe was going local at ISPO MUNICH on January 26, 2016: A Citizens Dialogue with Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission
The internet and digital technologies are transforming our world. But existing online barriers imply that citizens miss out on goods and services, that internet companies and start-ups have their horizons limited, and that businesses and governments cannot fully benefit from digital tools.
This Citizens Dialogue was focusing on how to make the EU's single market fit for the digital age – tearing down regulatory walls and moving from 28 national markets to a single one. This could contribute EUR 415 billion per year to our economy and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs.
Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission and in charge of the Digital Single Market, was pleased to discuss these and other European issues with ISPO MUNICH visitors and citizens of Munich on January 26, 2016. Alexander Hagelüken, senior correspondent for economic affairs of Süddeutsche Zeitung, moderated the event.