EUTA meets with German officials in Berlin 

Over the last two days, the European Union Tech Alliance (EUTA), along with seven prominent EU tech success stories, convened with key German officials in Berlin. The meeting focused on EUTA’s vision for Europe’s 2030 digital policy. Discussions were held on how to unlock European tech companies’ potential at home and on the global stage. 

Key Highlights:

  • Strategy for EU tech: The meetings highlighted that the EU should further support European tech companies, especially scale-ups.
  • Robust enforcement: The dialogue emphasised the need for EU policymakers to enhance existing enforcement mechanisms rather than rushing to create new rules.
  • Harmonising EU laws: There was a consensus on the importance of ensuring that European, national, and regional regulations work together seamlessly. This harmonisation will enhance synergy and prevent overlaps or conflicts.
  • Enhanced cooperation: Strengthening coordination among national authorities and among Member States and the EU was highlighted as a key strategy to bolster innovation and reduce fragmentation within the EU.
  • Guaranteeing impact assessment: Policymakers were urged to gain a better understanding of how regulatory measures affect the market, especially EU tech firms. Comprehensive impact assessments are crucial for informed decision-making.

EUTA and its members met with the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, the Federal Ministry of Finance, the State Secretary for the Federal Chancellery, and the digital spokespersons for SPD, CDU/CSU and BÜNDNIS 90/ DIE GRÜNEN. They also met with officials from the Federal Ministry in charge of consumer protection (BMUV).

The EUTA remains committed to driving forward the EU’s digital agenda, ensuring that European tech companies can thrive and lead globally.

Find out more about EUTA’s vision for Europe’s 2030 digital policy here.

About 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 16 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.

With the right conditions, our companies 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 calls for boosting Europe’s tech competitiveness by having an ambitious EU tech strategy to overcome growth obstacles, making a political commitment to clear, targeted and risk-based rules, and enforcing rules consistently to match the globalised market we are in.

For media inquiries, please contact:Victoria de Posson, EUTA Secretary General
Phone: +32 476 25 08 16