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Commission launches public consultation on Health and Care in the Digital Single Market

20 July, 2017 - 13:00
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 20 July 2017 Today the European Commission launches a public consultation on how Europe should promote digital innovation in health and care, for the benefits of citizens and health systems in Europe.

Digital Single Market conference on the free movement of data

17 July, 2017 - 17:52
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Tallinn, 17 July 2017 Closing speech by Vice-President Andrus Ansip in charge of the Digital Single Market   Ministers, ladies and gentlemen, We have heard a lot today about the importance of data and of getting it to flow without restraints.

Speech by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel in charge of Digital Economy and Society

17 July, 2017 - 12:10
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Tallinn, 17 July 2017 Digital Single Market Conference on the Free Movement of Data. Prime Minister, Minister, Ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to be here in Tallinn and honoured to be able to address you at this Digital Single...

Broadband cost reduction: Commission decides to refer 3 Member States to the Court of Justice

13 July, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 July 2017 The European Commission today adopted a decision to refer Belgium, Croatia and Slovakia to the Court of Justice of the EU for delay in transposing the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive (Directive 2014/61/EU) today.

Statement by Vice-President Ansip on the European Parliament's vote to implement the Marrakesh Treaty in the EU: blind and visually impaired people will have a better access to books

6 July, 2017 - 15:29
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 6 July 2017 Today, the European Parliament formally approved the new rules to implement the Marrakesh Treaty in the European Union, confirming a preliminary agreement reached with the Council of the EU on 10 May 2017.  Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip welcomed the vote and said:  "I am...

Keynote speech by Vice-President Ansip in charge of the Digital Single Market

15 June, 2017 - 15:34
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Valletta, 15 June 2017 Digital Assembly 2017 Prime Minister, ladies and gentlemen It is a pleasure to be back in Malta, and so soon. Thank you for inviting me. Digital issues are firmly on the global political agenda wherever you look –...

End of roaming charges in the EU: Joint statement by 3 EU institutions

14 June, 2017 - 13:02
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 14 June 2017 As of tomorrow, 15 June 2017, roaming charges in the European Union will no longer apply. President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat, on behalf of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union,...

WiFi4EU initiative: how will it work?

2 June, 2017 - 16:53
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 2 June 2017 European citizens will soon benefit from the WiFi4EU initiative which supports installing free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities across the EU: in public squares, town halls, parks, libraries, and other public spaces.

Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech 2nd monitoring

1 June, 2017 - 13:37
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 1 June 2017 One year ago, the European Commission and four major social media platforms announced a Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech. IP/17/1471 What is the aim of this Code of Conduct? Each of the IT companies (Facebook, Google, Twitter,...

Countering online hate speech – Commission initiative with social media platforms and civil society shows progress

1 June, 2017 - 13:36
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 June 2017 One year ago, the European Commission and four major social media platforms announced a Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech. It included a series of commitments by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft to combat the spread of such...

Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agree on the WiFi4EU initiative

29 May, 2017 - 22:56
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 May 2017 The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached tonight a political agreement on the WiFi4EU initiative and its funding which supports installing free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities across the EU: in public squares, piazzas, parks, hospitals and other...

Statement by Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip on the general approach agreed in the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council

23 May, 2017 - 17:16
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 23 May 2017 "I am pleased that the Council adopted today a general approach on the update of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. It is essential to have one common set of audiovisual rules across the EU and avoid the complication of different...

Statement by Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip on the European Parliament's vote on the portability of online content

18 May, 2017 - 13:25
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 18 May 2017 "I welcome today's positive vote of the European Parliament on the portability of online content across borders, following the agreement reached between the European Parliament, Council and Commission at the beginning of the year.

Digital Single Market: Commission calls for swift adoption of key proposals and maps out challenges ahead

10 May, 2017 - 12:30
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 May 2017 Having reached the middle of its mandate, the European Commission published today the mid-term review of its Digital Single Market strategy.   It takes stock of the progress made, calls on co-legislators to swiftly act on all proposals already presented, and...

Commission publishes mid-term review of the 2015 Digital Single Market strategy

10 May, 2017 - 12:30
European - Fact Sheet Commission Brussels, 10 May 2017 Questions and answers The Commission has proposed by now all initiatives set out in the Digital Single Market strategy which was adopted in May 2015. Today's publication of the mid-term review gives an overview of the state of play of the...