17 May 2019
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS 16th MAY 2019Brussels Daily
Today, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel is in Berlin, Germany, to participate in the Bosch Connected World event, a conference on the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital transformation, bringing together executives, decision makers, innovators, developers, entrepreneurs, and IoT experts. She will give a keynote speech about the positive impact of various EU digital initiatives on the economy and society. Later in the day, Commissioner Gabriel is invited to address the parliamentary committee for the Digital Agenda in the Bundestag.Shewill underline the importance of bringing industrial stakeholders together to help boosting the trustworthiness and security of Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. For this purpose, in April the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence issued the “Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence”, while earlier, in March, the Commission issued a Recommendation on the security of 5G networks, which proposes a common EU approach for the identification of cyber risks and how to address them. At the same time the European 5G Observatory monitors market developments and preparatory actions taken by industry stakeholders and Member States in the context of 5G roll-out in Europe and beyond. This morning Commissioner Gabriel also participated in the launch of the “Digital Trust Forum”, a stakeholder effort aimed at enhancing trust for the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence.
Commissioner Bieńkowska in Poland to discuss the future of Europe, regional policy and the circular economy
Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, continues a series of Citizens’ Dialogues in Poland. Today, the Commissioner will be in Wałbrzych to discuss the future of small and medium cities in Europe with Mr Roman Szełemej, Mayor of Wałbrzych and Mr Rafał Jurkowlaniec, former Marshal of Lower Silesia. Later today, she will travel to Wrocław to host a dialogue with Mr Jacek Sutryk, Mayor of Wrocław, on the opportunities and challenges for Europe, in particular the future scenarios for the Central European region. Tomorrow, 17 May, the Commissioner participates in a Citizens’ Dialogue in Częstochowa. Together with Mr Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, Mayor of Częstochowa, she will focus on the benefits that a circular economy can bring to Europe. In 2015, the Commission adopted the new Circular Economy Action Plan to stimulate Europe’s transition towards a circular economy that will create jobs, boost competitiveness, protect the environment and generate sustainable growth. Three years after the adoption of this Action Plan, all 54 actions were delivered or are being implemented. For example, the Commission put forward an EU-wide Plastics Strategy, revised the waste legislative framework or revamped the rules on fertilisers.
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