Bulgaria to Host Debate on EU’s Digital Single Market Plan Next Week

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | April 17, 2015, Friday // 14:39
Bulgaria: Bulgaria to Host Debate on EU’s Digital Single Market Plan Next Week European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip speaking at a press conference following a meeting of the Commission that discussed the Digital Single Market Strategy due for adoption in May 2015, Brussels, 25 March 2015. Credit: ec.europa.eu

An event focused on promoting the European Commission’s plans to create a digital single market of the EU, will take place in Bulgaria next week.

“The first building blocks of the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy could be laid in Bulgaria,” the European Commission said in a press release on 17 April.

The European Commission will present its Digital Single Market Strategy on 6 May.On 25 March, the European Commission agreed on the main areas on which it will focus its work to trigger real changes for consumers and businesses.

The European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, responsible for the Digital Single Market, will be in Sofia on 20 and 21 April to participate in a Citizens' Dialogue together with Gergana Passi, Bulgaria’s Digital Champion, according to the press release.

The event in Sofia – the 13th Citizens’ Dialogue organized by the European Commission in the last four months - will be an opportunity for every citizen to get involved in the debate and share expectations on the future of Europe in general and on the Digital Single Market more specifically.

In addition to meeting senior Bulgarian government officials, in Sofia Ansip will speak at the opening of the WebIT Congress for Central and Eastern Europe, the largest gathering of IT companies and entrepreneurs in the region. Vice-President Ansip will also address a conference on E-Government organised by the Bulgarian Association on Information Technologies with members of the Bulgarian government and parliament.

"This is an important opportunity for Bulgaria which has vibrant IT sector, with a number of success stories and a huge potential for creating jobs and growth," Ansip commented ahead of his visit to Sofia.


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