Joint Statement of the EU Delegation to the 7th International Governance Forum (IGF) in Baku.

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Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes and Members of the European Parliament Pilar Del Castillo, Amelia Andersdotter, Marietje Schaake, Catherine Trautmann, Sabine Verheyen issued the following statement:
Internet and new technologies play an exponentially important role in the lives of citizens globally. In this respect, the EU is committed to uphold respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, as reflected in the European "acquis", in all its internal and external actions.