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04 JUN 2015

Speech at the Standardisation Summit in Riga, Latvia

Thank you for inviting me to speak at this afternoon's conference. In Brussels and indeed across Europe there is a sudden increase of interest in technical standards and the processes which are used to set them. The Commission's better regulation agenda has pushed the issue up the political agenda...


02 JUN 2015

Consumer Summit 2015 - Preparing the Consumer Policy of the future

Opening Speech on second day of Consumer Summit - 2nd June 2015 This is the annual gathering to discuss consumer policy. Thank you for inviting me to speak. The world is changing rapidly as digital activity continues to affect all aspects of society. Innovative business models pop up in tradition...


26 MAR 2015

The Role of the EU Single Market in the digital economy - Contribution to Panel discussion at Informal Competitiveness Council, Riga, Latvia

Check against delivery We need to agree on priorities where action at regional or national level is not enough; on areas where action across the EU can make a real difference, and we need to work with others across the globe where needed because the digital economy is a global economy. Any actions ...


26 MAR 2015

Opening Remarks on the Digital Economy - Informal Competitiveness Council, Riga, Latvia

Check against delivery It is great to be here in Riga, in the "Castle of Light", and to share views on the Digital Single Market.Thank you to the Latvian Presidency for organising this informal meeting of the Competitiveness Ministers, and the splendid welcome you have given us. There is a strong ...


26 MAR 2015

Single Market Forum Speech

Check against delivery 1. Introduction It is a great pleasure to take part in this event. The Single Market Forum was initiated by IMCO back in 2010, at the motivation of my colleague Roza Thun, who is here today, with the first event held in Krakow. It is good to see it continuing and this year t...


09 FEB 2015

Internet Governance Forum

                        Mr President, our internet must be open, yet safe; accessible, yet affordable; exciting, diverse and dynamic. We in Europe start from a great position: the World Economic Forum has listed the most ...


28 JAN 2015

Vicky begs the EU Council to help micro businesses

  Madam President, we need investment. We need private sector investment and investors, entrepreneurs and small businesses need to know that we are on their side. My email box is full of horror stories of small business which have shut and stopped trading in the fasting growing sector of our...


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