DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET: which legacy for the future?

Power breakfast

“DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET: which legacy for the future?”.

This is the title of the Power Breakfast held on February 20th in our Brussels office.

After a brief introduction by the President of the Institute for Competitiveness (I-Com) Stefano da Empoli, it was the turn of the guest of honor, the Director General of DG CONNECT of the European Commission Roberto Viola.

The Internet and digital technologies are transforming our world. The European Commission has identified that an efficiently functioning Digital Single Market could contribute €415 billion per year to our economy and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs. The Digital Single Market aims to open up digital opportunities for people and businesses and enhance Europe’s position as a world leader in the digital economy.

During the initiative, the state-of-art today in the digital single market and the progress being achieved by the European Union and Member States over the last years was discussed, providing an important feedback on what should still be done in order to improve and ameliorate the European Union competitive position and its regulatory framework.