Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Digital Agenda for Europe: News roundup

Yesterday we linked to the EU Council conclusions on the Digital Agenda:

Council conclusions on Digital Agenda for Europe, by the 3017th Council meeting (Transport, Telecommunications and Energy = TTE) Brussels, 31 May 2010.

In a separate press release the TTE Council confirmed that the seat of BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) will be placed in Riga, the capital of Latvia.

Digital Agenda in the news

If you look at some of the available reports, you are in for a surprise. The Spanish presidency of the Council of the European Union (and EU business) claims that the Digital Agenda project was launched 19 April [2010] in Granada, so for instance this blog must have missed the point completely with a number of posts last year and this year about the programme to succeed the EU’s i2010 policy framework for the information society. These are the risks, if you try to deal with matters at European level, instead of focusing on the essentials of national glory.

EurActiv: EU plays catch-up with US digital economy (1 June 2010)

Europolitics, Nathalie Vandystadt: Ministers back EU’s digital strategy (31 May 2010)

The Spanish presidency of the Council of the European Union: Telecommunications Ministers back the new European Digital Agenda (31 May 2010)

EUbusiness: EU aims to bridge the digital divide (1 June 2010)

European Voice, Simon Taylor: Telecoms regulator to be based in Latvia (31 May 2010)

Ralf Grahn