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As of 1 January 2017, Digital Economy and Society portfolio is temporarily transferred to Vice-President Andrus Ansip, in addition to his current responsibilities as Vice-President for Digital Single Market.



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  • Leading the project team "Digital Single Market".
  • Creating a connected digital single market and making Europe a world leader in information and communication technology.
  • Breaking down national silos in telecoms regulation, in copyright and data protection legislation and in the management of radio waves.
  • Helping build the framework conditions for protecting citizens online, including fighting against cybercrime.
  • Simplifying consumer rules for online shopping.
  • Mobilising additional public and private investment for infrastructure such as broadband networks.
  • Promoting digital and eGovernment approaches in national and EU administrations.
  • Supporting the development of cultural and creative industries in Europe.
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Andrus Ansip's team supports him in his daily work.
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Estonian nationality. Married with three children.

Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market
  • 2014 - date
Member of the European Parliament, Vice-President for the ALDE group
  • 2014
Member of the Estonian parliament
  • 2014
Prime Minister of Estonia
  • 2005-14
Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications
  • 2004-05
Mayor of Tartu
  • 1998-2004
Deputy Head of Tartu Department of North Estonian Bank
  • 1994-95
Member of the Board of Directors, Rahvapank
  • 1993-94
Senior engineer, Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, Tartu State University
  • 1983-86