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European Parliament President to attend Tallinn Digital Summit

Press Release
Brussels
28-09-2017

European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, will travel to Estonia today to attend the informal dinner for Heads of State and Government ahead of the Tallinn Digital Summit on Friday.

President Tajani stated:

“We must fully exploit the opportunities generated by the digital revolution to foster growth, jobs and improve the efficiency of public services. Estonia, for instance, is a global model in e-government best practices and innovation.

“We need to invest in research, innovation, network infrastructure and training to ensure that workers will have the skills needed to adapt to the changes taking place. We also have to provide solutions on pressing issues such as unfair competition, taxation for online platforms, consumer protection, privacy, copyright and cybersecurity.”

 

Programme of the visit:

 
Thursday, 28 September

21:00 Informal dinner for Heads of State and Government, co-hosted by Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia and Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council

 
Friday, 29 September

10:30 Meeting with Estonian MEPs
12:30 Digital Summit Session 1: The Future of E-Government (working lunch)
15:15 Press conference
16:00 Digital Summit Session 2: The Future of Industry, Society and Skills

 

Please click on the following link to follow audio-visual coverage of President Tajani’s press conference at the Tallinn Digital Summit.

For further information:

europarl.president.press@europarl.europa.eu