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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

12/18/2020 – Press release – European Economic Policy


The EU member states today confirmed the provisional political agreement with the European Parliament on the regulation for the new EU program “Digital Europe”. This was decided by the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU Member States at its meeting in Brussels today. A mutual compromise was not found until Monday in the trialogue negotiations. Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier: “I am pleased that we were able to finalize the content of this dossier under the German Council Presidency. The Digital Europe program is a key element in building and expanding Europe’s digital capacities and capabilities. The program provides 7.6 billion euros for the testing and application of digital technologies for both the economy and the public sector. In this way, we are strengthening Europe’s digital sovereignty and providing additional impetus for economic recovery after COVID-19. The program is scheduled to start in early 2021. ”The“ Digital Europe ”program is intended to promote digital change in Europe. The aim of the program is to support the private sector and the public sector in testing and applying digital technologies and to strengthen digital capacities in five key areas: high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills and the widespread use of digital technology in the entire economy and society. Around 7.6 billion euros will be available for this over the next seven years. The EU’s funding is to concentrate on those investment areas that cannot be managed by the EU member states on their own. The final legal text now has to be formally approved by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.


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