Extracts from the joint press conference by Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Neelie Kroes on the launch of the "No Disconnect" Strategy
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Digital Agenda, invited Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, former German Federal Minister for Economy and Technology and for Defence and Member of the Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS),, to advise on how to provide ongoing support to Internet users, bloggers and cyber-activists living under authoritarian regimes.
This appointment forms a key element of a new "No Disconnect Strategy" to uphold the EU's commitment to ensure human rights and fundamental freedoms are respected both online and off-line, and that internet and other information and communication technology (ICT) can remain a driver of political freedom, democratic development and economic growth.
Neelie Kroes and Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg held a joint press conference on 12 December 2011 on the "No Disconnect Strategy". PHOTOSHOTLIST