EUTA Welcomes the New European Commission

EUTA Welcomes the New European Commission
4 December 2019 European Tech Alliance

EUTA Welcomes the New European Commission

Today, President Ursula von der Leyen holds the first formal meeting of the College of Commissioners. The European Tech Alliance (EUTA) would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new Commission. We look forward to working closely with the new Commission leadership on European tech policy over the next 5 years.

The EUTA firmly believes in Europe’s potential to be a global tech leader. We represent the digital innovators born and bred in Europe, giving a voice to European digital champions. We are confident we can continue to strengthen our relationships with policy makers and create new connections as a point of reference and the centre of knowledge for the European digital tech industry.

As we move into the new mandate, the political focus is on creating a Europe fit for the digital age. We must continue to recognise the potential of tech and the positive role it can have in Europe, for example in tackling environmental challenges. The EUTA encourages policymakers to maintain their commitment to seizing the opportunities provided by the digital economy and to construct a regulatory framework that supports that goal. We firmly believe that the Digital Single Market (DSM) must remain a political priority: it will help remove barriers, reduce fragmentation, and allow companies to scale-up and compete globally.

To achieve this goal, we have shared our members’ key recommendations to complete the DSM: Europe’s Tech Vision for the Next 5 Years. We support the creation of a political and legislative landscape that can grow the European tech ecosystem, and that works for citizens, businesses, consumers, employees, and investors alike.

The EUTA is looking forward to working with the new Commission, to share our insights from EU Tech Champions and to create a globally competitive digital Europe, underscored by our shared European values.