European Tech companies meet with Spanish officials ahead of their Presidency of the Council of the EU

MADRID 28 APRIL 2023 – The European Tech Alliance (EUTA) has stepped up its ambitions to drive the growth and success of the European tech industry. Over the last two days, ten of the EUTA’s member companies met with Spanish officials in Madrid to discuss how to propel European and Spanish tech companies to the top. Spain will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union as of 1st July 2023. 

The EUTA invited Spanish policymakers to continue to foster an environment where Europe’s tech industry can scale and has the potential to compete with global players. Discussions focused on continuing the drive of EU’s competitiveness and innovation; keeping EU initiatives targeted; and ensuring fair and consistent enforcement.

The EUTA’s Secretary General Victoria de Posson said

“To propel EU tech companies to the top, EU policymakers should focus on fair and consistent enforcement for all players operating in the EU market. EU tech regulation should be targeted to precise issues and specific to the many business models in the digital sector.”

María del Puerto Rodríguez Blázquez, Head of Regulatory Affairs (Spain) at eDreams ODIGEO, one of the world’s largest online travel companies said: 

“The EUTA’s visit to Madrid ahead of Spain’s Presidency is essential to show the Spanish institutions the relevance of European technology companies, and to emphasise the need for public/private collaboration to provide regulatory conditions that increase the competitiveness of the EU.”

Carlota Marzo, EU Affairs Manager at Glovo, a pioneering multi-category app connecting users with businesses and couriers said

“Spain has a clear vision for digital and technology to ensure competitiveness, and pave the way for the growth of current and future tech champions in Europe. Ahead of their Presidency of the Council of the EU, these meetings were a unique opportunity to present the concerns and proposals of a group of EU tech champions.”



About the European Tech Alliance (EUTA) 

The EUTA gathers major European digital champions and scaleups successfully built across Europe, with a total of 29 companies from 14 European countries. All our members have been founded in Europe, grow in Europe, and have most of their operations in Europe. 

The EUTA aims to ensure that Europe remains a leading force in the global economy by boosting EU tech businesses’ competitiveness and leveraging the advantages of technology for the benefit of  European citizens. We strongly believe in building an innovative, sustainable, fair and inclusive tech industry in Europe for future generations based on EU values.

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Victoria de Posson,
EUTA Secretary General
Square de Meeus, 35
1000 Brussels