Today, the European Tech Alliance (EUTA) presents its bold, forward-looking manifesto, outlining a strategic roadmap for Europe’s digital policy from now to 2030. In times of geopolitical and economic instability, promoting home-grown tech businesses has never been more central to achieving the European Union’s wider goals.
With the right conditions, EUTA members can strengthen Europe’s resilience and technological autonomy, protect and empower users online and promote Europe’s values of transparency, rule of law and innovation to the rest of the world.
The EUTA Manifesto launches today at an event with Renate Nikolay from the European Commission, Mathieu Michel, Belgium’s Digital Secretary of State, MEP Andreas Schwab (EPP, DE) and Johannes Mikkonen, Policy Advisor for MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D), as well as Kristin Skogen Lund, EUTA President and CEO of Schibsted.
The EUTA asks EU institutions to take into account three steps as we move towards 2030:
- Develop a European strategy for European tech and competitiveness;
- Prioritise smart rules for a stronger Europe, including increased harmonisation to create one EU digital single market, not 27 national markets;
- Focus on better enforcement for fairer competition.
The following can be attributed to EUTA Secretary General, Victoria de Posson:
“We need an ambitious EU tech strategy to overcome growth obstacles, a political commitment to clear, targeted and risk-based rules, and consistent enforcement.”
“The next Commission’s mandate, towards 2030, is the right moment to unlock Europe’s tech, fostering its leadership at home and beyond”.
The following can be attributed to the Chair of the EUTA Board and Head of EU Public Affairs for Zalando, Aurélie Caulier:
“We must navigate tech innovation and tech regulation wisely. This means consulting tech experts, assessing current rules, tailoring them for specific problems and business models and enforcing them with fairness.”
The following can be attributed to EUTA President and CEO of Schibsted, Kristin Skogen Lund:
“As companies born and bred in Europe, the EU is a crucial market, and we are deeply committed to European citizens and values.”
About the EUTA
The European Tech Alliance (EUTA) represents leading European tech companies that provide innovative products and services to 500 million users. Our 30 EUTA member companies from 14 European countries are popular and have earned the trust of consumers.
As companies born and bred in Europe, for whom the EU is a crucial market, we have a deep commitment to European citizens and values.
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