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Source: Federal Ministry for economic Affairs and energy

30.04.2020 – Press Release – Economic Policy


Parliamentary State Secretary Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker and the G20 digital ministers adopted a declaration on the corona crisis. © BMWi As part of the G20’s Saudi Arabian Presidency, the G20 digital ministers today adopted a declaration on the corona crisis. For Germany, the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker, took part in the video conference, in which the G20 digital ministers emphasized the importance of digitization in combating pandemics and, in particular, are committed to more people To enable access to the Internet, to further expand the digital infrastructure, to intensify work and education from a distance, to increasingly use digital research methods, such as artificial intelligence, in the development of vaccines and to “track” infected people, to jointly combat false positives and to use digital To make instruments easier for companies. State Secretary Winkelmeier-Becker: “Digital instruments are more crucial than ever for coping with crises. Digital conferences, digital learning and digital work are becoming indispensable. We have to take advantage of the thrust that digitization is currently experiencing and to advance it in the economy and society even after the crisis, but at the same time keep an eye on abuse risks. Close international cooperation is particularly important here. We can only fight this pandemic and all other crises with common instruments and international solidarity. ”The ministers have agreed to start a dialogue on these issues, which will continue under the Italian G20 presidency in 2021. They launched an international study that analyzes good examples of policy-making from the various G20 countries. The results are to be presented in June, and at the regular meeting of digital ministers on July 22 and 23, a further statement on all important topics of digitalization is to be adopted, such as artificial intelligence, digital security in companies and the use of digital solutions in the municipal area.


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