71 blog posts
  • Making the most of robotics and artificial intelligence in Europe
    Published by Andrus Ansip17 November 2017

    Making the most of robotics and artificial intelligence in Europe

    Today is the start of European Robotics Week, now in its seventh year.
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  • The race to quantum: taking computing to a new level in Europe
    Published by Andrus Ansip31 October 2017

    The race to quantum: taking computing to a new level in Europe

    Quantum theory has fundamentally changed our understanding of how light and matter behave at a microscopic scale. It has led to a drastically different approach to computing, sensing and communications. It has transformed our daily lives beyond measure.
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  • My message to the Tallinn Digital Summit: Make the Digital Single Market a reality by the end of 2018.
    Published by Andrus Ansip28 September 2017

    My message to the Tallinn Digital Summit: Make the Digital Single Market a reality by the end of 2018.

    This week sees the European Union's heads of state or government meet in Estonia to discuss how to build Europe's digital future up to 2025. This is a good time for the Tallinn summit to be held. It can really help the DSM to move from vision to reality. That is what is needed for people to see and feel the digital difference, and as soon as we can make it happen.
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  • Online privacy, building trust in the digital age
    Published by Andrus Ansip5 September 2017

    Online privacy, building trust in the digital age

    One of the most pressing challenges in our Digital Single Market project (DSM) is to create an online environment that people can really trust.
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  • Stay safe and secure online this summer
    Published by Andrus Ansip20 July 2017

    Stay safe and secure online this summer

    With the summer holiday season now upon us, many Europeans will be travelling away from home and keen to keep in touch via their mobile devices – with family and friends, with the daily news or just to stream some music or video online.
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  • Europe awaits of end of roaming – stay vigilant for unfair price hikes
    Published by Andrus Ansip1 June 2017

    Europe awaits of end of roaming – stay vigilant for unfair price hikes

    In just two weeks, people travelling in Europe will no longer have to worry about huge bills when they use their mobile phones. Roaming surcharges end as of June 15. This removes a source of real frustration for many millions of people.
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  • Reforming radio spectrum management: no time to lose for the Digital Single Market
    Published by Andrus Ansip25 April 2017

    Reforming radio spectrum management: no time to lose for the Digital Single Market

    Six months ago, the European Commission presented an ambitious plan to overhaul the EU telecoms sector, part of the wider strategy to build a Digital Single Market.
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  • Innovation and competitiveness: public procurement as the way forward?
    Published by Andrus Ansip7 April 2017

    Innovation and competitiveness: public procurement as the way forward?

    Many people underestimate the influence that governments can have on innovation, or are perhaps unaware of it.
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  • Digitisation, jobs and the road to Rome
    Published by Andrus Ansip17 March 2017

    Digitisation, jobs and the road to Rome

    I often speak at events about digitisation and the positive contribution it makes to society and the wider economy. Last week was a little different.
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  • Digitising Europe with sheer computing power
    Published by Andrus Ansip15 March 2017

    Digitising Europe with sheer computing power

    Why do we need supercomputers? Most people may never see or use one themselves. But they already feel the benefit.
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  • Telecoms, 5G and the Digital Single Market
    Published by Andrus Ansip23 February 2017

    Telecoms, 5G and the Digital Single Market

    Next week I will be back in Barcelona to take part in one of the largest annual fixtures for the international mobile community.
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  • A milestone towards establishing eID and trust services in Europe
    Published by Andrus Ansip20 February 2017

    A milestone towards establishing eID and trust services in Europe

    Reinforcing trust and confidence in the online world is a fundamental part of the EU's strategy to build a Digital Single Market (DSM) in Europe.
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  • Future and emerging technologies: investing in Europe's future, improving people's lives
    Published by Andrus Ansip16 February 2017

    Future and emerging technologies: investing in Europe's future, improving people's lives

    The EU has supported and prioritised top-quality scientific research and innovation for a long time.
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  • Staying safe online: a better internet for children
    Published by Andrus Ansip7 February 2017

    Staying safe online: a better internet for children

    I often say that the digital world offers endless opportunities. But it also comes with challenges and risks. As technology evolves, so do the potential online dangers.
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  • Talent, imagination and innovation: helping Europe's tech startups to succeed
    Published by Andrus Ansip3 February 2017

    Talent, imagination and innovation: helping Europe's tech startups to succeed

    One year ago, a week's worth of events was organised across Europe to bring together tech entrepreneurs with some of our many regions; with potential partners, collaborators and mentors.
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  • Heading to Nigeria
    Published by Andrus Ansip31 January 2017

    Heading to Nigeria

    I read an interesting article recently that said digital connectivity has the potential to do for Africa what railroads did for western economies in the 19th century.
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  • Digital Europe: assessing progress and looking ahead
    Published by Andrus Ansip27 January 2017

    Digital Europe: assessing progress and looking ahead

    A few weeks ago, we presented the last major initiatives for building a Digital Single Market (DSM).
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  • Keep it simple with digital: reforming copyright to help Europe's teachers and students
    Published by Andrus Ansip20 December 2016

    Keep it simple with digital: reforming copyright to help Europe's teachers and students

    In education, teachers use a lot of different materials to get their points across to students - text, images, music, video – as a way to make the learning experience easier and richer.
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  • Connectivity, radio spectrum and the Digital Single Market: preparing for the future
    Published by Andrus Ansip2 December 2016

    Connectivity, radio spectrum and the Digital Single Market: preparing for the future

    Today, national EU ministers will discuss the Connectivity Package. Its main aim is to achieve high-quality connectivity everywhere in Europe – and to do it quickly.
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  • Guest blog: Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
    Published by Andrus Ansip30 November 2016

    Guest blog: Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs

    Europe's complex VAT rules are a major barrier that businesses face when trading online, and a headache for traders who want to sell goods and services across borders.
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