Commissioner Gabriel participates in #Webit.Festival Europe 2019 in Sofia

| May 14, 2019

Today (14 May), Digital Economy and Society Commissioner Mariya Gabriel (pictured) is in Sofia, Bulgaria, to participate in Webit.Festival, Europe’s innovation and technology flagship forum. She will make an opening keynote speech about the future of Europe, in which she will insist on the need to support and protect people and businesses online and discuss European values of openness, sustainability, inclusiveness, and entrepreneurship in the context of the digital economy and society.

Commissioner Gabriel will also highlight the achievements of the Digital Single Market, in particular the EU’s successes in tearing down unnecessary barriers in the digital economy, reinforcing investments in blockchain technology, setting a human-centric approach to Artificial Intelligence and supporting startup ecosystems. Moreover, the Commissioner will speak about the Commission’s proposal for a Digital Europe programme, which would be the first ever EU programme dedicated to boosting Europe’s strategic digital capacities and deployment of technologies in key areas for the next budgetary period 2021-2027.

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