27 September 2017

On 26th September, EIF & MEP Pilar del Castillo hosted an exchange of views with European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, on her policy priorities and future initiatives.

Interview Commissioner Gabriel

Ms Gabriel used this opportunity to give an overview of the next steps of the EU Digital Agenda and highlight the European Parliament’s crucial role in putting a human face to EU actions. The EU and its Members States have committed to the full implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy by the end of 2018.

Commissioner Gabriel is welcomed by EIF's Chair MEP Pilar del Castillo   

Commissioner Gabriel is welcomed by MEP Pilar del Castillo                                    The Commissioner addressing EIF's audience

The Commissioner stressed that a strong Digital Single Market requires a high level of investment in people and infrastructure. In her view, the European Union will play a frontline role in setting the world’s digital agenda, thus actions taken for the single market will have international repercussions.


Ms. Gabriel and MEP and EIF Steering Committee Memeber Brando Benifei; and EIF's Chair MEP Pilar del Castillo

In this short interview, Commissioner Gabriel gives us an overview of the next steps of the EU Digital Agenda; highlights the main benefits the European Electronic Communications Code will bring to citizens and business; and how the Commission plans to tackle current and future cyber threats with the recently approved cybersecurity package.


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