Commissioner Gabriel in Bucharest to discuss progress on Digital Single Market legislation

Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel is in Bucharest, Romania for a two-day visit. This morning she delivered a keynote speech at the 7th annual high-level international conference ‘New global challenges in cybersecurity’ focussing on the Commission’s proposals to scale up EU’s response to cyber-attacks. After the speech she met with Romania’s Minister for Communications and Information Society Lucian Șova to discuss among other digital topics the coordination of spectrum policies that is vital for successful 5G deployment. Later today, Commissioner Gabriel will meet Deputy Vice Prime Minister of Romania Ion-Marcel Ciolacu with a focus on the swift progress on the Digital Single Market legislation. Additionally to the bilateral meetings, the Commissioner will visit the startup mentoring programme Innovation Labs, hold a meeting on tackling illegal content online and participate in a working breakfast of the Digital Romania International Forum ‘Start-ups in 4.0 industries’. Tomorrow morning she will hold a keynote speech at the Forum and meet the representatives of the Parliament of Romania. In the afternoon she will briefly meet Codette community – an education and inclusion project brought to life by women who are passionate about ICT –, and visit Dream project dedicated to the inclusion of blind or visually impaired people. The Commissioner’s visit concludes with a bilateral meeting with Alexandru Oprean, State Secretary in the Romanian Ministry of Culture.