Digital Ambitions for Europe 2024

24.09.2019

This is a wide-ranging dossier on Europe’s regulation of the digital, telecom and media sectors towards 2024.

A sovereign innovative digital Europe

  • To regain its digital sovereignty, Europe must stimulate the development of its digital start-ups by ensuring equal access to critical digital innovation capabilities such as data, computing power, digital skills and risky capital. Europe should also take measures to stimulate the scale-up of digital platforms in Europe by ensuring that platforms are subject to only one set of rules for the whole single market applied by a European regulator, where services are inherently borderless.
  • To keep up with the worldwide connectivity race and support the development of advanced technologies such as the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, Europe should focus on unlocking investments for both fibre and 5G infrastructures. Its success will be measured against the magnitude of these investments.

“In tune with today’s reality, smarter regulation should be the hallmark of a European Union dedicated to working for its citizens. This will contribute to the much-needed consolidation of our democracy and to a stronger Europe”, says CERRE’s Director General, Bruno Liebhaberg.  “Delivering on Europe’s climate, digital and mobility ambitions, as well as strongly defending European values of democracy and solidarity are challenging tasks. Yet they are achievable if European institutions act together in these critical sectors for Europe.”

Interested in other sectors too? Access the full CERRE White Paper here.

 

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