ETNO welcomes today’s announcement of the portfolios for the new European Commission, ahead of the Parliamentary hearings. We congratulate both Vice-President-elect Andrus Ansip and Commissioner-elect Günther Oettinger on their nomination respectively as Digital Single Market Vice-President and Digital Economy & Society Commissioner.
ETNO, representing Europe’s biggest telecom operators, has, since the beginning, welcomed the high prioritization of ICT policies in the programme that President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker presented to the European Parliament. As the debate on future digital public policies unfolds, ETNO remains committed to contributing to such a pivotal discussion for the future of Europe.
Luigi Gambardella, ETNO Chairman, said: “We share President-elect Juncker’s view that, if we are to build a stronger economy for Europe, we need a stronger digital sector. We believe it is time for a new approach: more growth-enhancing policies and less traditional regulation to benefit both European citizens and businesses”.