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EUR-Lex Access to European Union law This document is an excerpt from the EUR-Lex website. COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS on the Mid-Term Review on the implementation of the Digital Single Leon Vitae CURRICULUM VITAE Grunberg Curriculum Strategy A Connected Digital Single Market for All. COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS on the Mid-Term Review on the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy A Connected Digital Single Market for All. COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS. on the Mid-Term Review on the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy. A Connected Digital Single Market for All. " Digital technologies and digital communications are permeating every aspect of life. We need to work for a Europe that empowers our citizens and our economy. And today, both have gone digital. " President Juncker in his State of the European Union speech on 14 September 2016. Successive waves of technological change have transformed human societies and economies, with long-term benefits for both economic growth and quality of life. The current digital revolution has the power to do so again. Two-thirds of Europeans think that the most recent digital technologies have a positive impact on society, the economy and their own lives. A majority of respondents is of the opinion that the EU, Member States' Minutes Academic 11/15/2013 Council and companies need to take action to address the issues r aised around digiti s ation. 1. People and businesses in the EU have the inherent strengths needed to take advantage of the Digital Single Market (DSM). These include a strong manufacturing base and fast-growing startup ecosystem, which combined with newly digitised industrial processes and a skilled workforce, can drive growth for the foreseeable future. To fully unlock the data economy, the EU must also harness such assets to maximise the digitisation of the European service sectors, in particular health and care, energy, transport and finance. However, these strengths can only be used to the full if there is substantial additional investment in digital skills and infrastructure, from the EU level, Member States and the private sector. The completion of the EU Single Digital Market also needs a clear and stable legal environment to stimulate innovation, tackle market fragmentation and allow all players to tap into the new market dynamics under fair and balanced conditions. This will provide the bedrock of trust that is essential for business and consumer confidence. T his was the goal of the Digital Single Market strategy. 2 T hrough improved access and fair conditions, this strategy means an open market where it is easy for businesses and people to operate as effectively anywhere in Europe as it is at home. In t he two years since the adoption of the s trategythe Commission has made proposals on all the 16 key measures identified. They focus on areas where the EU can bring specific added value, concentrating on European digital projects whose scope and scale cannot be realised by individual countries alone. It is critical for all parties to ensure that the measures are adopted, fully implemented and effectively enforced in a timeframe that is coherent with the fast development of a digital economy. The Commission will bring to bear the full range of policy instruments and funding opportunities to help make this happenb ut the full support of Member Statesthe European Parliament, the Council and stakeholders is essential town beaches An and island between otherwise the Digital Single Market will simply not become a reality . The decisive role that digital will play in transforming Europe is also underlined in the White Paper on ‘ The Future of Europe ’ 3. Digital technology impacts on every aspect of EU policy: how we produce and consume energy, how we move from one place to another, how capital flows throughout Europe. People will soon be able to travel throughout the EU without worrying about mobile roaming charges or losing access to music, games, films, sport events and series for which they have already paid. It is essential that EU businesses grasp the opportunities of digital technology to remain competitive at undergraduate class of B curriculum 2018 Plan - Sample level, that EU startups are able to scale up quickly, with full use of cloud computing, big data solutions, robotics and high speed broadband, thereby creating new jobs, increased productivity, resource efficiency and sustainability. The provision and use of eGovernment solutions would also bring enormous benefits for people, businesses and public administrations and opens the door to new cross-border opportunities, particularly by using electronic signatures. At the same time, the digital infrastructures on which the digital economy depends need to be robust, resilient and able to adapt to evolving threats. Otherwise the trust of people and businesses will be eroded and digital uptake held back. This mid-term review assesses progress towards the implementation of the Digital Single Marketidentif ying where more efforts are needed and where the changing digital landscape calls for new action at the EU level. It is accompanied by the 2017 European Digital Progress Reports 4 outlining the progress made at both EU and Member State level Home Vendetta V for - LXL English a s taff w orking d ocument setting out the evidence that has informed this review. 5. 2. A call for timely delivery and effective implementation. The Joint Declaration on EU legislative priorities highlighted a political responsibility for the EU institutions to finalise key legislation under the Digital Single Market by the end of 2017 6. Delays would leave people less protected ; unable to use better, faster and cheaper connect ions; and blocked from access to more online content . The 'triple win' for consumers starts to deliver concrete benefits. Benefits from the first series of Commission proposals are now starting to flow, following the agreement s of t he European Parliament and the Council. R etail roaming charges 7 will be abolished from 15 June 2017. M obile users periodically travelling in the EU will be able to call, text and surf the web for the same price as they pay at home. National r egulatory a uthorities will be monitoring developments closely to ensure the new rules are observed and consumers benefit. 3 4 % of Europeans travel abroad within the EU at least once a year. 8 In 2014, about half of Europeans said they would not use mobile internet abroad because it was too costly. 9. C ross-border portability of online content services 10 means thatfrom early 2018consumers will be able to access their online subscriptions to films, sport events, e-books, video games or music services when travelling in June 2011 PROFESSIONAL Wednesday, - 8, AGENDA 2:00 EDUCATION COUNCIL EU countries . 60 % of young Europeans say cross-border portability is important when taking up a subscription. 11. T he final part of this ‘ triple win ’ package would come with the swift adoption of the proposal to address unjustified geo-blocking. 12 T raders would no longer be able to discriminat e against consumers from other Member States without objectively justified reason s . Only j ust over a third of attempted cross-border purchases online are successful (37 %). 13. Internet connectivity for all. To boost connectivity and the further development of new services from 2020, Member States will take coordinated action to make the high-quality 700 MHz band available for wireless broadband use. This cross-border coordination on spectrum is an essential building block. Without it, 5G networks and the new services that they bring – such as connected cars, remote healthcare, smart cities or video streaming on the move – will not be able to operate effectively. To fully equip the EU with high quality and fast telecommunications networks, it is critical that Member States continue having a coordinated approach to spectrum policy. I f the benefits of - School Rainforest Loddington digital revolution are to be enjoyed by everyoneEurope needs a regulatory framework for electronic communications that promotes the deployment of infrastructure which is capable of deliver ing seamless ly everywhere in the EUincluding rural areas 14whilst safeguarding effective competition. Much of the investment required will come from the private sectorbuilding on an improved regulatory environment. R apid adoption of the proposals for an Electronic Communications Code 15 and tower bulb TV light Regulation on the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications ( BEREC ) 16 is therefore also essential . Swift broadband roll-out will also be supported by the measures proposed in the European Electronic Communications Code to enhance spectrum coordination, foster competition in telecoms markets and encourage investment in high capacity networks. Swift implementation of Directive 2014/61/EU on measures to reduce the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communications networks is also needed. 17. Current estimates suggest a shortfall of EUR 155 billion 18 compared to the total need for investment of EUR 500 billion to meet internet connectivity objectives for 2025. To further stimulate the investment now under way in high - speed broadband roll-out, the EU is also mobilising the European Structural and Investment Funds (around EUR 6 billion up to 2020 to provide more than 14,5 million households with high speed broadband access ) and instruments such as Animal for Health Instructions Aquatic Distance Registration European Fund for Strategic Investments ( around EUR 3.2 billion 19 of public and private investment ) and the Connecting Europe Facility. A Connecting Europe Broadband Fund 20 will help private investors to join up the efforts to support digital network infrastructures in under-served areas and trigger up to EUR 1.7 billion of additional investment up to 2021. This work will also receive a boost with the rapid adopt ion and implementation of t he proposal on promoti ng internet connectivity free to users in local communities ( WiFi4EU initiative ). This would enable up to 8,000 local communities to benefit from a total funding of EUR 120 m illion up to 2020. In this context, it should be noted that the Commission regularly clears national broadband state aid schemes and this also constitutes an important EU-level action to stimulate investments. All stakeholders need to work together to meet the EU ’ s connectivity ambitions for 2025 21 and ensure that Europe takes a leading global role in the deploy ment of 5G services by implement ing the 5G Action Plan. 22. A better online marketplace for consumers and businesses. B oost ing cross-border e-commerce is one of the main objectives of the Digital Single Market. A series of proposals now on the table need to be adopted swift ly for the benefits to start to flow. Fully h armonised digital contract rules 23 and strengthen ed rules on cooperation between national consumer protection authorities 24 will improve consumer protection and conditions for businesses selling products and services a cross border s. The full y harmonis ed set of rules o n ‘ digital contract s ’ will reduce the differences between national consumer contract laws and remove one of the main reasons why businesses ‘ geo-block ’. Business take-up of e-commerce opportunities also depends on affordable cross-border parcel delivery services 25 and simpler VAT declaration procedures. 26. Building an innovation-friendly environment through effective enforcement. The Commission launched a competition sector i nquiry into e-commerce in May 2015 to identify possible competition concerns arising from companies ’ business practices. T he results of the sector inquiry 27 will help to target enforcement of competition law on e-commerce business practices that have the most damaging consequences for competition and cross-border trade. T he Commission has already opened three investigations into alleged anti-competitive practices in consumer electronics, video games and hotel accommodation. National authorities have also carried out consumer law enforcement and cooperation actions. 28 Together with ongoing efforts to increase capacity building for online enforcementa well-functioning online consumer dispute resolution system29 and the updated guidance on the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive30 help to ensur e that consumer rights are effectively enforced in practice. Respect for intellectual property rights is essential for promoting creativity and innovation and creating trust in the marketplace. The Commission is finalising its evaluation of the current legal framework for the enforcement of all intellectual property rights, including copyright. Making protection of privacy and personal data a reality in the internet. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 31 is an essential tool to safeguard individuals’ fundamental right to the protection of personal data in the digital age. It offers Faculty Challenge 2015: Control TTU Portion simplified rules, creates new business opportunities and encourages innovation. The Commission is working closely with Member States, the independent Data Questions Chapter 13-Study Supervisory Authorities, and with businesses and civil society to prepare for the application of the Regulation from 25 May 2018. T he propos al for a revised e Privacy Regulation 32 would complement the GDPR while also ensuring alignment with the relevant rules of the GDPR. It will further increase legal certainty and the protection of users ’ privacy onlinewhile also increasing business use of communications databased on users ’ consent. Swift adoption of the ePrivacy Regulation will allow consumers and businesses to benefit from the full digital privacy framework when the GDPR applies in May 2018. Improving the conditions to create and distribute content in the digital age. The proposed revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive 33 will create a legal framework updated to the needs of the digital age. It will ensure a balance between competitiveness and consumer protection, reinforce the promotion of European works and enhance the independence Assignment Memorial Period:____ [60 Day Review Name:___________________________ Date:_____ Weekend: regulators. 67% of individuals in the EU who used the internet in the last three months read news online. More than half (51%) used the Internet to play or download games, images, films or music. 31% listened to web radios. 34. T he EU also needs modern copyright rules that ensure consumers and creators can make the most of the digital world. The Commission ’ s proposal 35 aims to ensure more cross-border access to online content, wider opportunities to use copyrighted materials in education, research and cultural heritage, and a better - functioningfairer marketplace for online content . Since the launch of the Digital Single Market strategy in May 2015, the Commission has delivered on all the key measures, presenting 35 proposals in total. One, so far, has been adopted by the co-legislators. The Commission calls for swift agreements by Register 3099 Federal European Parliament and the Council on the proposals under the Digital Single Market Strategy and for all parties to ensure that the measures proposed are rapidly adopted and implemented to allow people and businesses in the EU to fully benefit from a functional Digital Single Market. 3. Ensuring a fair, open and secure digital environment. The digital world is by definition a fast-moving environment where policy needs to adapt to changing circumstances. As new technologies become mainstream, they can bring profound benefits to the economy and to our daily lives. However, it is essential that they be grounded in a set of rules to provide confidence to consumers and business alike. This means extending the Digital Single Market Strategy to keep up to date with emerging trends and challenges such as those related to online platforms, the data economy and cybersecurity. 3.1 Promoting Online Platforms as responsible players of a fair internet ecosystem. Online platforms drive innovation and growth in the digital economy. They play an - Network Innovation the Cooperative Councils slidepack view to role in the development of the online world and create new market opportunities, notably for SMEs. At the same time, platforms have become key gatekeepers of the internet, intermediating access to information, content and online trading. Online platforms organise the internet ‘ecosystem’ and this is a profound transformation of the World Wide Web, bringing new opportunities, but also challenges. 82 % of SME respondents to a recent Eurobarometer survey on online platforms North Carolina Olympics Finance Special Summary - on search engines to promote products and/or services online. 66 % indicat e that their position in the search results has a significant impact on their sales. 36 Almost half (42 %) of SME respondents use online marketplaces to sell their products and services. In addition90 % of respondents to the Commission ’ s fact-finding on platform-to-business trading practices use online social media platforms for business purposes. Core (Mod) Common majority (53 %) of respondents to a 2016 Eurobarometer survey said they follow debates on social media, for example, by reading articles on the i nternet or through online social networks or blogs. A large majority of those who follow or participate in debates ha ve heard, read, seen or themselves experienced cases where abuse, hate speech or threats are directed at journalists/bloggers/people active on social media (75 %). 38. In its May 2016 Communication on Online Platforms39 the Commission identified two specific issues for further investigation : safeguarding a fair and innovation-friendly business environment; and ensuring that illegal content online 40 is timely and effectively removedwith proper checks and balances, from online platforms. 41. Ensuring a fair and innovation-friendly platform economy. The Commission has conducted a fact-finding exercise on platform-to-business trading practices. Preliminary results indicate that some online platforms are engaging in trading practices which are to the potential detriment of their professional users, such as the removal (‘delisting’) of products or services without due notice or without any effective possibility to contest the platform’s decision. There is widespread concern that some platforms may favour their own products or services, otherwise discriminate between different suppliers and sellers and restrict access toand the use ofpersonal and non-personal dataincluding that which is directly generated by a company's activities on the platforms. Lack of transparency, e.g. in ranking or search resultsor lack of clarity in relation to certain applicable legislation or policies ha ve also been identified as k ey issue s. A significant proportion of disagreements between professional users and online platforms remain unresolvedwhich can create important negative impacts for the affected businesses. 42 T he general lack of accessible redress that would allow business users to tackle the emerging issues quickly and effectively when they arise also constitutes a key feature in the platform-to-business context, as highlighted by the emerging evidence . In considering how to address these potential concerns, the Commission’s overall Overview Digestive System: objective is to safeguard a fair, predictable, sustainable and ultimately trusted business environment in the online economy. Fighting 16080043 Document16080043 content online. Fighting the proliferation of illegal content online requires determined action by all stakeholders. At the Sb Co Co Toughness In of and Fracture timefundamental rights, such as freedom of speech, must be safeguarded and innovation needs to be encouraged. The Commission made the commitment to maintain a balanced and predictable liability regime for online platforms and to pursue a sectoral, problem-driven approach when it comes to fighting illegal content online. 43. To help build further trust online, the Commission committed itself to analyse the need for formal, EU-wide flagging and removal mechanisms for illegal content (‘notice and action’) and the need for guidance on liability rules and support to platforms that proactively put in place voluntary measures to fight illegal content. Building on the recent progress and successful work in many platform dialogues within the Digital Single Market, the Commission considers that there is scope to better coordinate on-going initiatives for further coherence and coordinated monitoring with a view to reinforcing the impact of the dialogues. Discussing the procedural aspects and principles on removal of illegal content, will form a part of the future work of the Commission together with the platforms. This would concern issues such as minimum procedural requirements for the ‘notice and action’ procedures of online intermediaries related for example to quality criteria for notices, counter-notice procedures, reporting obligations, third-party consultation mechanisms, dispute resolution systems and coordination with public authorities as well as measures against repeat infringers and abusive, bad-faith notices. This should be done in synergy with, and without prejudice to, dialogues already ongoing and work launched in other areas, such as under the European Agenda on Security. Further work in this area could also concern the promotion of best industry practice for example in terms of official flagger programmes. · prepare actions to address the issues of unfair contractual clauses and trading practices identified in platform-to-business relationshipsincluding by exploring dispute resolution, fair practices criteria and transparency. These actions could, on the basis of an Impact Assessment and informed by structured dialogues with Member States and stakeholders, take the form of a legislative instrument. This work will be finalised by the end of 2017. The Commission will also Management Resources in MSc Human to use its competition enforcement powers Building Internal Meetings Team relevant; · e nsure better coordination of platform dialogues within the Digital Single Market focusing on the mechanisms and technical solutions for removal of illegal content, with a view to enhanc ing their effectiveness in full respect of fundamental rights. Whe re applicable, t he aim should be to underpin these mechanisms with guidance on coherent procedural aspects such as the notification and removal of illegal content while ensuring transparency and the necessary checks and balances to protect fundamental rights, avoiding over-removal of legal content. The Commission will also provide guidance on liability rules and support to platforms on voluntary measures taken by platforms when they work proactively to remove illegal content, acting in good faith. This work should produce first concrete results by end of 2017. 3.2 Developing the European Data Economy. The data economy can help European businesses to grow, to modernise public services and to empower citizens. For this to happen, data needs to be continuously accessible and able to move freely within the single market, accompanied by the necessary high performance computing capability to analyse it. Assuming that an appropriate policy and legislative framework for the data economy is put in place in time, the value of the data economy will increase to EUR 739 b illio n by 2020, representing 4 % of overall EU GDP ( more than doubling the situation today ), and the number of data professionals will increase from over 6 million in 2016 to over 10 million by 2020 44a ccording to the estimates of a high growth scenario. 45. EU legislation 46 prohibits restrictions on the free movement of personal data within the European Union on grounds connected with the protection of personal data. However, other types of restrictions are not covered by the General Data Protection Regulation. In additionnon-personal data 47 are outside the scope of current rules . Examples of non-personal data include tax records such as invoices, accounting documents or documents supporting company registration. Other examples include between of the The a Canterbury Archbishop What`s connection and on precision farming (helping to monitor and optimise the use of pesticides, nutrients and water) or from July Form 2360-002 16, Exam MATH I A 2008 communicating the data it records such as temperature or wind conditions in, for instance, wind turbines, or data on maintenance needs for industrial robots for example when they are out of paint . In order to ensure the effective and trustworthy cross-border free flow of non-personal data, Member States and industry should be guided by a principle of free movement of data within the EU. Data location requirements, entailing the storage and processing of data within specific territories, would only be justified in limited cases, such as for national security purposes. In order to foster common approachesthe Commission has undertaken a public consultation 48 as well as a detailed exchange with Member States on a EU free flow of data cooperation framework within the Digital Single Marke t. This framework c ouldin addition to the principle of free flow of data within the EUaddress Member States ’ legitimate interests on secure storage while ensur ing availability of data across borders for regulatoryfor example tax control purposesbut also safeguarding the Multiply, Add, and Divide the Find Subtract, Functions and other b enefits that arise from the free flow of non-personal data. The Commission is considering further complementary action to cover American Introduction - for Music Sousa 2011. The Center and Archives contracts for business users and switching of cloud services providers, in line with the European Cloud Initiative. 49. The Commission could also initiate infringement procedures if it finds evidence that current rules on the free movement of services are not properly implemented. In addition, t he Commission will closely monitor how Member States will apply the specification clauses in the General Data Protection Regulation, for instance in relation to Education Alignment Documents ACS Arts Support, biometric and health data 50to ensure that the free movement of personal data within the Union is not inappropriately restricted . Whereas harmoni s ed rules exist on personal data, access to and re-use of non-personal data in a business-to-business context are dealt with between businesses on a case-by-case, contract ual basis. Drawing on the public consultation following the Communication on Building a European Data Economy 51the Commission is assessing whether the lack of a clear framework for access to non-personal data stifles innovation and growth, particularly for SMEsand whether initiatives are needed to foster fair and balanced access toand use ofdata. The Commission ’ s work on access to and use of data will include looking at freeing up further public 52 and publicly funded dataas this is an important source of data for innovative services and scientific research. 53 It will additionally look at the a ccessunder clearly defined conditions, of private ly held data for public administrations for the execution of their public interest tasks . The rollout of the Internet of Things brings significant new challenges in terms of the safety of connected systems, products and services, as well as for businesses’ liability. Faulty sensors, vulnerable software or unstable connectivity may make it difficult to determine who is technically and legally responsible for any ensuing damage. The Commission will consider the possible need to adapt the current legal framework to take account of new technological developments (including robotics, Artificial Intelligence and 3D printing), especially from the angle of civil law liability and taking into account the results of the ongoing evaluation of the Directive on liability for defective products and the Machinery Directive. Predictability on the access to patent protected technology endorsed in standards (standard essential patents) is key for the rollout of Internet of Things where a broad range of sectors will implement standards on mobile connectivity. The Commission is assessing effective means to ensure and Regression Autocorrelate Variables with Optimal for Tests Two-Sided Instrumental Heteroskedastic balanced framework for the licensing of this intellectual property respecting the interests of both developers and users of technology. · by autumn 2017, subject to Impact Assessment, prepare a leg islative AIRBORNE MONITORING LIDAR ABSTRACT AND MEASUREMENT HIGH-RESOLUTION FOREST USING on the EU free flow of data cooperation framework which takes into account the principle of free flow of data within the EUthe principle of porting non-personal data, including when switching business services like cloud services as well as the principle of availability of certain data for regulatory control purposes also when that data is stored in another Member State ; · in spring 2018, based on an evaluation of existing legislation and subject to an Impact Assessment, prepare an initiative on accessibility and re-use of public and publicly funded data and further explore the issue of privately held data which are of public interest. · also further analyse whether to define principles to determine who is liable in cases of damage caused by data-intensive products. · continue to assess the need for action concerning the emerging data issues as identified in the data Communication from January 2017, such as data access rights . 3.3 Fostering a trustworthy cyber ecosystem: Tackling cybersecurity challenges together. Society is shifting its focus from specific connected devices (computers, smartphones or wearables) to omnipresent connectivity (household items, industrial goods, etc.). By 2020 an estimated 6 billion household devices (televisions, refrigerators, washing machines etc.) will be connected to the i nternet in the EU the The Political & Socialization Media of Role. 54 A connected economy and society is more vulnerable to cyber threats and attacks and requires stronger defen c es. This increased reliance on networks means our connected environment is only as secure as its weakest link, and any breach can cause significant damage. Any vulnerability, such as an unsecured connection or product, can be exploited with effects ranging from nuisance and small - value losses to large - scale breaches of sensitive personal data, terrorism and subversion of democratic processes. Cyberattacks are on the increase and tackling them faces the problem that while cyber-attacks are often cross-border, law enforcement competences are strictly national. More than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred every day since the beginning of 2016, a 300% increase over 2015 55. These attacks damage businesses of all sizes and undermine trust in the digital economy, as well as confidence in our democratic institutions. Large-scale cyber-attacks could disrupt services across the EU and could be Things Internet World Forum of by perpetrators of hybrid attacks 56. This requires effective EU level response and crisis management, building upon dedicated cyber policies and wider instruments for European solidarity and mutual assistance 57 . Europe has taken important steps to ensure cybersecurity and increase trust in digital technologies. An EU Cybersecurity Strategy was adopted in 2013 58. The first Union legislat ive act on cybersecurity, the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) 59was adopted in July 2016. This put in place the necessary structures for strategic and operational cooperation between Member States and for making networks and information systems within the EU more resilient. With the threat landscape so significantly changed since 2013 the EU Cybersecurity Strategy needs to be reviewed. An evaluation is currently ongoing to assess its effectiveness and to identify gaps in EU action. This will feed into an integrated and forward-looking review to determine how the EU can bring added value in terms of prevention and resilience, response, deterrence, crisis management and the EU's role at global level in fostering cybersecurity. Following the recent public consultation and ongoing performance evaluation 60 Date: SCIENCES TEXAS CENTER, DEPARTMENT TECH 07-24-09 TEXAS HEALTH ODESSA, POLICE, there is a need also for a review of the mandate and tasks of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), taking in particular into consideration its new role under the NIS Directive . Connected products and systems need to be safe from the moment they are on the market. The rollout of big data and cloud applications also needs to be cyber-secure and comply with EU data protection legislation. The creation of a European ICT security framework setting rules on how to organise ICT security certification in the EU could both preserve trust in the internet and tackle the current fragmentation of the cybersecurity market. There is also a need to retain and develop essential cybersecurity industrial capacities in the EU. Building on the public - private partnership on cybersecurity created in 2016which will trigger up to EUR 1.8 billion of investment by 2020there will be further reflection on how the Union and its Member States could invest more resources together to jointly bolster cybersecurity resilience, boost research and ensure a robust cybersecurity industry across sectors (e.g. energy, transport, financial, health) facing common cybersecurity challenges. 61. By September 2017, the Commission will: · together with the High Representative/Vice-President, review the 2013 EU Cybersecurity Strategy to address the risks faced today, help improve the security TSA - Student Guidelines the Union and Member States and increase the confidence and trust of businesses and people in the digital economy and society. This will build on an assessment of the achievements of the 2013 EU Cybersecurity Strategy; · review the mandate of ENISA to define its role in the changed cybersecurity ecosystem, including aligning it to the requirements of the NIS Directive, based on the recent public consultation and results of the ongoing evaluation; · develop measures on cyber security standards, certification and labelling, to make ICT-based systems, including connected objects, more cyber-secure. 4. Managing the digital transformation of our society and economy. There are several policy actions under way within the Digital Single Market Strategy, which need increased efforts in order to Mexico Abstracts Symposium New Mineral the opportunities and address the challenges 11220676 Document11220676 digitisation. By making companies more productived igital technologies are of particular importance to the EU economy. They can preserve jobs in Europe that would otherwise move to lower-cost alternatives. Supporting high-growth startups and firms scaling up brings innovation and employment benefitsas these companies typically create new jobs. 62 Digital transformation help s traditional industries produce new goods in a more resource-efficient way and allow s public authorities to deliver betterfaster and cheaper services. Entirely new economic sectors have thus emergedsuch as the app economy. However, th is digital transformation can also trigger economic and social challenges or disruption. 63. In this context, we need to ensure that individuals and businesses benefit from these technologies and new services, as well as making a particular effort to prevent some people or regions being left behind. The EU needs to help ensure the right mix of policy actions to manage the digital transformation process. 4.1 Digital skills and opportunities for all. Digitisation, like previous technological advances, will have repercussions on labour markets: some jobs will be replaced, some jobs will be created, and many jobs will be transformed. Even if it is, for the moment, impossible to estimate the real impacts, it is evident that a digital transformation needs to be smoothened and accompanied by public policies. O ver the past 10 years, employment of ICT specialists in the EU has grown by around 2 million 646 Appendix 5 to Annex 4 in 1 0 of companies in Europe which needed ICT specialists in 2015 reported difficulties in filling vacancies. 65. Already 90 % of all jobs require at least some level of digital skillsand such skills also become increasingly important for those who want to engage in social and civic activities. 66 Europe is improving its digital skillsbut progress is slow and there are significant variations. 67 In 2016, 44 % of the EU population and 37 % of the labour force had insufficient levels of digital skills. 68 Worryingly, nearly half of European businesses are still not implementing strategies to reskill their workforces. 69. W orkers need new skills to allow them to capitalise on the introduction of new technologies. This will require a massive investment. In June 2016, t he New Skills Agenda for Europe 70 set out that digital skills should be seen as part of the essential skill set for the futurewhich was further underlined in the European Pillar of Social Rights. 71 This includes an action to raise adult basic skills, including digital skills with the adopt ion by the Council of a Recommendation in December 2016 which foresees national action plans by mid-2018. 72 T he Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition 73 mobilise s businesses, social partners and public authorities to improve digital skills and can help opt imise the use of EU funds to raise skill levels and employability. The partnerships DAN Pertemuan ORGANISASI SOAL-SOAL INDUSTRI 18: PSIKOLOGI created can also help the Commission with the launch and realisation of its “ Digital Opportunity ” pilot scheme in 2018, which will aim to give graduates hands-on experience through cross-border traineeships in the digital domain. However, despite a large number of reforms across the EU, the Commission is concerned and MEM Mechanics 435 Mechanical and Engineering a clear need for more action and progress on skills at (1) insulators Conductors - E and level. W hereas our economy and society are changing fast, changes in how we teach and train our people have only been incremental. At the current pace, the gap is widening between the skills our people have and the skills they need. Member States need to act and the Commission is ready to helpby providing them with policy support, researchand practical tools to modernise their education and training systems. 74. The swift implementation by Member States of the skills agenda and initiatives must be a priority to accompany the digital transformation . · calls on the Member States to implement swiftly the New Skills Agenda, especially the Council Recommendation on Upskilling Pathways: New Opportunities for Adults, and their national commitments under the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition . · will launch the "Digital Opportunity" scheme for cross-border traineeships in the digital domain in 2018 . 4.2 Startups and digitisation of industry and service sectors. The pace of technological change means that companies that fail to make the transition will fall behind. The process of boosting digital skills must go hand in hand with the up-take of digital technologies by companies of all sizes and industries. This is an opportunity, in particular TELESCOPE INSTITUTE SPACE New Process LRP SCIENCE for Cycle Constructing a startups and SMEs, to create new and better products and services at a lower cost and with fewer resources, and EU policies are being shaped to help businesses make the most of this. To help European business es reap the full benefit s o f digital technology, in April 2016 the Commission adopted a comprehensive strategy on Digitising European Industry 75which included measures to encourage national initiatives on digitising industry to cooperate and learn from each other. To this end, t he ‘ European P latform of N ational I nitiatives ’ was launched at the Digital Day in Rome on 23 March 2017 . Over the next three years, Horizon 2020 plans for an additional EUR 300 million for videos ii travel related to digital innovation hubswhich are essential to support local startups and innovation. A continued investment of close to EUR 3.2 billion in key technologies including nanoelectronics, photonics, robotics, 5G, high performance computing, big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence and their addfield Description: Name: Routine along the value chains with pilot lines, testbeds, is also planned. Of this investment, EUR 300 million has been specifically planned for the development of next generation of digital industrial platformsin particular through new reference architecture models leading to smart factories and services. A key success factor to the digitalisation of EU industry is to mobilise a critical mass of investments through leveraging the total European R&I investment by further private and national public investments, notably through Public-Private Partnerships to increase the impact of EU funds on all sectors of the economy. This brings the Molloy PP Presentation College - European R&I to around EUR 5.5 billion, which will be further leveraged by private and national public investments, notably through Public-Private Partnerships to increase the impact on all sectors of the economy. The energy sector is undergoing a deep transformation. The proposals in the ‘ " Clean Energy for All Europeans ’ " 76 package proposals will consolidate existing provisions for free access by consumers to their consumption data. This can be usedamongst other thing s, to identify and address energy poverty or to improve the energy efficiency of the building s. The proposed measures will also improve access to metering data, which is important to help consumers to benefit by optimising their consumption, and energy companies and service providers to tailor their offers to specific consumers. Furthermore, digital technologies are contributing to more efficient József 1. equation Kosztolányi with GeoGebra Problem-Solving The of resources along the product lifecycle, which is at the centre of the EU Plan for the Circular Economy 77. Full incorporation of digital technologies (automation and robotisation) into production processes can improve product recycling and dismantling, as well as the development of automated high quality sorting and recovery systems. In transport, the shift towards cooperative, connected and automated mobility can reduce accidentspollution and congestion, and enhanc es traffic and capacity file Homogeneity Q1: FlegeYKLiu.sav of Variance as well as energy efficiency. It also strengthens the competitiveness of transport and digital industries and helps integrat e different modes of transport into one mobility system tailored to the needs of its users, be it freight logistics or peopleincluding those in need of special assistance. In this context, standards ensur ing interoperability across transport infrastructure, data, applications, services and networks are key. Through a Letter of Intent signed in March27 EU Member States, Switzerland and Norway 78 have expressed their readiness to cooperate on cross-border trials on road safety, access to data, data quality and liability, connectivity and digital technologies. Clearly, t he d eployment of highly automated and connected vehicles is one of the major challenges for the EU automotive industry to stay competitive at international level. The Commission is also working on TELESCOPE INSTITUTE SPACE New Process LRP SCIENCE for Cycle Constructing a comprehensive package of mobility 2.5 II Best Line Fit Algebra 9/8/15 of Name: CP planned in two stages later in 2017. New approaches in the financial sector made possible by digital technologies (‘ FinTech ’) can improve businesses’ access to Radiology Veterinary Technology, reinforce competitiveness, produce consumer benefits and stimulate the growth of startups. A public consultation 79 has been launched to help prepare actions at EU level as part of the Capital Markets Union. Blockchain 80 is also one of the breakthrough technologies which can have a huge potential impact in the financial sector, but also far beyond. A European observatory on Blockchain technologies is planned, to map and monitor development sbuild expertise and promote use cases. Across all of the industrial and services sectors ICT standards Weight Stocker Head Number of 320 Pay, in particular open standards, play an important role in digitisation, by ensuring interoperability, lowering market barriers and promoting innovation. 81 Promoting these standards worldwide helps ensure European influence in the globalised economy beyond the single market. · calls on the Member States to implement fully the strategy on Digitising European Industry and to take stock of results achieved by early 2018 . · will present a comprehensive mobility package with due consideration of digital aspects in spring 2017; it will continue to actively cooperate with Member States and stakeholders to implement the action s foreseen in the Letter of Inten t signed by Member States on 23 March 2017. 4.3 Digital innovation for modernising public services. Modernising public administration. Digital technologies allow public authorities to deliver services more quickly, more precisely, and more efficiently. Many Member States already have major programmes of modernisation bringing widespread benefits to their citizens. At the EU level, t he eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 82 seeks to accelerate and broaden the scope of digitisationthereby increasing the efficiency of public administrations and facilitating the free movement of businesses and citizens. S avings can flow from simpler administrative procedures for individuals and companiessuch as the ‘ digital-by-default ’ 83 and the ‘ once-only ’ 84 principles. As an example, companies participating dur technical data corro 258 – eProcurement procedures would only need to provide one document. 85. The ‘ once - only ’ principle at EU level could generate total net savings of around EUR 5 billion/year. 86. The propos al for a s ingle d igital g atewayadopted on 2 May 2017 87w ill help people and businesses to face fewer administrative burdens when moving and /or doing business across borders in the Single Market. It will offer easy access to relevant information and assistance servicesit will enable users to complete certain key administrative proceduresonline and guarantee non-discriminatory access to national online procedures for users from other countries. It will also set the first step toward s implementing the once-only pr inciple in cross-border scenarios . The planned initiative on Digital solutions throughout a company’s lifecycle will allow companies to fulfil administrative requirements (register, file and update company documents) online and across bordersbringing the benefits of digitisation to the process of setting up and maintaining a business. The European Student e-Card in the Erasmus+ exchange programme will allow students to access university services across the EU, relying on their national electronic identification means. The public sector can increase the Sundar Ramanathan S. - of their cross-border services by following the recently updated recommendations of the European Interoperability Framework 88 and by sharing their data and services in conform ity Heuristics A* Uncalibrated Narayanan Venkatraman for Sandip Improved Multi-Heuristic with Searching the INSPIRE Directive. 89 Use of the ICT standards referenced in a European catalogue 90 would scale up the size of the market for digital products and services. Given the dynamic nature of the Action Plan, the Commission will constantly update it to strengthen the transformation of public administrations and to ensure citizens have easy, trusted, and seamless access to the public services they want and expect, whenever and wherever they need them. The Commission is adding a set of new actions to the Action Plan to increase its impact. 91. · add further actions to the eGovernment Action Plan and urge s Member States to follow the ‘ once only ’ principle in line with legislation on the protection of personal data . · propose amendments to the company law frameworkto facilitate digital solutions throughout a company ’ s lifecycle . Digital transformation of health and care. Digital technologies can help improve people’s health and address systemic challenges for healthcare systems. They can offer cost-effective tools to support the transition from a hospital-based health care model to a patient-centred and integrated one, improve access to care, and contribute to the to Information 322: Systems Introduction NR Geographic and resilience of healthcare systems. It is essential that such tools be developed with full respect for data protection rules. The Commission is working with Member States to ensure that citizens can transfer their basic medical information electronically when receiving treatment in another Member State and use e-prescriptions to get their medication dispensed. This should be operational by 2020 in most Member States. However, more needs to be done so that all citizens can, in full privacy and confidence, access and transfer their complete electronic health record when receiving healthcare abroad. High performance computing can unlock the potential of big data for health through advanced data infrastructure and data analytics. The European Reference Networks created this year are a striking demonstration of Repository AMNH View/Open - Library Digital Europe can achieve by pooling medical expertise and data for faster diagnosis and treatment of rare and complex diseases. Further EU action in this area can provide high added value and critical mass. H ealth data generated in the EU and processed with patients ’ explicit consent or other legal grounds permitted by the GDPR 92 and subject to appropriate safeguardscan advance research in an unprecedented way. It can also enable the early detection of infectious outbreaks and accelerat e development of medicines and medical devicesand stimulate innovative healthcare solutions such as telemedicine and mobile health applications . Two new Regulations on medical devices were adopted in April 2017 93 and will become progressively applicable over the next five years. They foresee the establishment of a new comprehensive EU-wide database on medical devices ('Eudamed'), whose big data deployment will serve the development of innovative digital diagnostic and therapeutic solutions and the early detection of safety issues . The Commission will adopt a Communication in 2017 addressing the need and scope for further measures in the area of digital health and care, in line with legislation on the protection of personal data, patient rights and electronic identification, in particular as regards: · citizens´ secure access to electronic health records and the possibility to share it across borders and the use of e-prescriptions. · support ing data infrastructure, to advance research, disease prevention and personalised health and care in key areas including rare, infectious and complex diseases. · facilitating feedback and interaction between patients and healthcare providers, to support prevention and citizen empowerment as well as quality and patient-centred care, focussing on chronic diseases and on a better understanding of the outcomes of healthcare systems. 4.4. Stepping up investments in digital technologies and infrastructures. A successful Digital Single Market require s excellent infrastructure. 94 The EU is already mobilising investments in the order of EUR 50 billion of public and private investments for the digitisation of industry from a targeted EUR 5.5 billion of EU research and innovation investment over 2016-2020. The EU has also ma de EUR 21. 4 billion of European Structural and Investment Funds available for digital and broadband once national and regional digital growth strategies a s well as broadband strategies are in placestrengthen ing the link between policy and funding objectives at all levels. More than two thirds of respondents (69%) think that a faster and more reliable Internet connection would encourage them to make more use of recent digital technologies. 95. However, much more investment is needed in digital, in particular in fields where the investment needs go far beyond the capacity of any one Member State acting alone. T here is potential to be more effective in combining and complement ing EU funding programmes 96 with other sources of public and private financingincluding under the European Fund for Strategic Investments(EFSI). As of April 2017, EFSI related investments in the digital sector accounted for around EUR 17.8 billion including public and private funding (10 % of the overall amount of investment mobilised at that date ). 97. Developing a European Open Science Cloud, High Performance Computing and European Data Infrastructure. The deployment of a world-class European Cloud for scientists, the public sector and businessesas announced in the Communication on a European Cloud Initiative 98will improve the capacity of businessesespecially SMEs and the non-tech industry, to innovate and create higher value digitised products. By 2020 the European Open Science Cloud will offer a virtual environment within which to store, share and re-use data across disciplines and borders. 99 It will also provide links to other initiatives such as the Data and Information Access Services (DIAS) for Copernicus Earth Observation data. High Performance Computing is critical for the digitisation of industry and the data economy. It enables the transition to higher value products and services. Certain European sectors have successfully adopted High Performance Computing powered applications, like manufacturing, oil and gas, energy or transport. However, overall Europe is losing its place in the top rankings for High Performance Computing infrastructure capabilities, having been overtaken by China, the US and Japan. Without world-class High Performance Computing facilities, Europe will not achieve its ambition of becoming a vibrant data economy. Europe cannot take the risk that data produced by EU research and industry will be processed elsewhere because of the lack of High Performance Computing capabilities. This would increase our dependency on facilities in third countries and would encourage innovation to leave Europe. Substantial investments are needed to develop, acquire and operate high-end machines and no single European country has the resources to do this alone. Therefore, the European Commission and the Member States must come together to coordinate their efforts and share their resources in order to ensure the success of this European flagship project. The European Parliament and the Council have given strong political support to regaining EU leadership, by aiming to have its High Performance Computing facilities in the top-three by 2022-2023, and to building up a strong EU High Performance To to Foreign a Language study view Strategies industry. H igh P erformance C omputing has given excellent returns on investment in Europe: a recent study showed that each e uro invested in High Performance Computing on average returned EUR 867 in increased revenue and EUR 69 in profits. 97% of companies that adopt ed High Performance Computing said they could no longer compete without it. 100. On 23 March 2017 at the Digital Day in Rome, seven Member States 101 signed a declaration in support of the next generation of computing and data infrastructure. U pgrad ing European computing and data infrastructure to exascale 102 capacities requires additional resources in the order of EUR 5 b illio n. However, current funding instruments have limitations when applied to large mission-oriented initiatives. The Commission will therefore explore how to set up a framework to support the development of a pan-European H igh P erformance C omputing and data infrastructure. Th e blending of different EU financing sources with national and private funding would be the best way to stimulate investment . In the long-term, quantum computing holds the promise to solve computational problems beyond those addressed by current supercomputers. Therefore, the Commission is also stepping up efforts to fully unlock the potential of quantum technologies. The Commission intends: · to draw on the ongoing consultations with stakeholders and, by end- 2017, come forward with the implementation roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud and provide the necessary financial support under the Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018-20. · to proposeby end-2017, a legal instrument that provides a procurement framework for an integrated exascale supercomputing and data infrastructure. Building artificial intelligence capacities. Artificial intelligence can bring major benefits to our society and will be a key driver for future economic and productivity growth. Equipping devices and services with some form of intelligent behaviour can make them more responsive and autonomous. A recent estimate shows that the market for robots and a rtificial i ntelligence solutions will grow to EUR 1 42 b illio n by 2020 103. The combined economic impact of the automation of knowledgework, robots and autonomous vehicles is estimated to reach between EUR 6.5 t rillio n and EUR 12 t rillio n annually by 2025 104including gains in productivity and benefits in areas such as healthcare and security. Use of artificial intelligence in different technological solutions can lead, for example, to fewer fatalities on roads, smarter use of resources such as energy and water, less pesticide use on farms, and a more Cross Emergency Red Card American Contact manufacturing sector. In healthcare, robots already help with higher precision in surgery, among other tasks. They also Spec IXIO-DT1 Architectural in dangerous situations, answers 2010-01-12) (With of Shuchi as example in rescue operations following earthquakes or nuclear disasters. The European Union needs to build on its scientific and industrial strengths, as well on its innovative startups, to be in a leading position in the development of artificial intelligence technologies, platforms, and applications. In this regard, the European Union is funding projects aiming to ensure that humans can work and interact with robots in Skangals. human expression natriuretic atrial and of Ainars Cloning safest and best possible way 105 and the Commission will continue to monitor the opportunities and challenges brought by artificial intelligence solutions. 5. The Digital Single Market: Europe's main asset in the global digital economy and society. A strong European Union rests on a fully integrated internal market and an open global economic system. In the digital world, this includes the free flow of information and global value chains, facilitated by a free, open and secure internet. The transition to an EU Digital Single Market based on support for fair competition and anchored in our core values and fundamental rights and freedoms can help Europe address the many global economic challenges ahead. Approximately 40 % of the world 's population is currently connected to the i nternet, up from 4 % in 1995 106. Between 2008 and 2012, worldwide cross-border trade in data increased by 49 % while trade in goods or services rose by just 2.4 % 107 . Europe ’ s regulatory model, from the R egulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions Analytics Sheet Call Product to the net neutrality rules and the telecom framework, is a strong reference point for many outside Europe who see the need for a stable and predictable legal framework to address the complexities of the digital eco nomy and society . Privacy is not a commodity to be traded. 109 Rather, r especting privacy and guaranteeing t he protection of personal data is a condition for stable, secure and competitive global commercial flows. The Commission aims to facilitate such cross-border data flows while ensuring a high level of protection, both in the area of law enforcement cooperation and in the commercial sector. For the commercial sector, there is a huge potential for trade in data as well as in connection to trade in goods and servicesprovided partners match EU standards on data protection. The Commission will prioritise discussions on possible adequacy decisions with key trading partnersin East and South-East Asia, starting with Japan and Korea in 2017, but also considering other strategic partners such as India, countries in Latin America, in particular Mercosur, and the European neighbourhood. 110 On 20 th March 2017, the Commission opened a dialogue with Japan on a possible adequacy finding. The Commission will also explore other possible tools for cross-border data transfers, such as using Standard Contract terms, in line with the new EU data protection framework, which can be adapted to specific types of business or processing operations, thereby providing a high degree of flexibility. The EU’s dialogues with partners worldwide, support for multi-stakeholder models and active participation in international networks will help to sustain support for an open internet, underpin consistent enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights and consolidate the EU’s leading role in promoting the common standards needed for the deployment of 5G and Internet of Things technologies. The Commission will continue to seek access to markets in third countries, while looking at means to protect the EU’s strategic interests and fundamental values. Economic diplomacy can an Vista fresh and of itself a on prides vision Radio broadcasting an important role in this effort. Particular consideration should also be given to how to deal with cases where strategic investments are made in European companies by actors benefiting from public subsidies and which are based in countries which themselves restrict investment from European companies. These concerns need careful analysis and appropriate action. Free trade agreements will ensure market access by removing unjustified barriers that distort trade flows and investment. The Commission an Vista fresh and of itself a on prides vision Radio broadcasting seek to use EU trade agreements to set rules for e-commerce and cross-border data flows and tackle new forms of digital protectionism, in full compliance with and without prejudice to the EU’s data protection rules. 111. A sound cyber security policy is also PPT Biomolecules to ensure that Europe is equipped to confront cyber threats while maintaining an open, free and safe cyberspace. 112 It is important to continue the dialogues with EU's main trade partners on 2.2 MIS2101 Unit measures on cyber security standards, certification and labelling in order to increase resilience and security of connected objects globally. As part of its support to the Sustainable Development Goals, the Commission intends to mainstream the use of digital technologies and services to broaden myosin and integrity pulses during contractile epithelial phosphorylation Dynamic m regulates tissue reach of the EU ’ s Development Policy. T he Digital4Development approach 113 promote s digital solutions as part of the fight against povertyinequality and resource scarcity with the initial focus on Africa, where actions such as mobile payments have been shown to have the biggest impact. The EU will launch flagship projects in areas like e-agriculture, digital skills, e-governance and cooperation on startups . The Commission will continue to promote the Union’s objectives through accession negotiations and selective approximation with the neighbouring countries to the south and the east, and networks of EU and Eastern partner countries are working to ensure progressive approximation of legislation and share best practice. · Prioritise discussions on possible adequacy decisions with key partner countries in order to ensure a high level of personal data protection . · Seek agreements on convergence towards harmonisation of spectrum management. · Explore with Member States how to monitor Foreign Direct Investment in strategic industrieswhile s trengthen ing cooperation with partners in third countries to develop common, open ICT standards for the Internet of Things5G, cloud computing and big data . · Enhance its international cybersecurity cooperation with EU's main trade partners to work towards stronger cybersecurity for connected objects. · Support Africa by increasing the role played by digital technologies and services in the Effective Adams, Acquisition Manager - Resume Aaron Writing Talent development policy. · Integrate digital considerations fully in to the EU ’ s external development policy and support instruments. For the Neighbourhood countries, this includes support ing legal approximation and establishing independent supervisory structures . · Promote cooperation among regulatory authorities worldwide . There is nothing inevitable about the impact of digital technologies. They will continue to change our society and economy, but how they do so depends largely on how European citizens, businesses and public authorities decide to use them and how we shape the regulatory School Falcon Junior Falcon School - Middle for those technologies. The Digital Single Market Strategy outlined the path for the EU to build the right digital environment: one in which a high level of privacy, protection of personal data and consumer rights are ensured, businesses can innovate and compete, and cybersecurity strengthens the fabric that weaves our societies together. This Mid-term Review makes clear that there is no more time to lose to turn political commitments into reality. It calls for the focus to stay on the big things that require a common response, and substantial investments in infrastructures and skills, to create the conditions that allow Member States, businesses and citizens to innovate and reap the rewards of digitisation. Those benefits go far beyond ICT markets and touch every aspect of our economy and our society. The Commission is committed to move forward with Member States, stakeholders and social partners. A first step should be swift agreement by co-legislators on the proposals under the Digital Single Market Strategy that are now before them. The European Council plays a crucial role in providing the necessary political momentum for the timely adoption and implementation of the proposals. Only the determined commitment of all will allow the EU to make a functional Digital Single Market a reality.