Commissioner Oettinger in Kyiv to discuss challenges and opportunities that the Digital Single Market represents for Ukraine

Today and tomorrow, Günther H. Oettinger, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, is in Ukraine. During this visit, Commissioner Oettinger is expected to meet Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, and Oleksandr Danchenko, Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament’s ICT Committee, to discuss cooperation in the field of digital economy and society. The Commissioner will also speak at a high-level policy event which will explore the challenges and opportunities that the European Union’s Digital Single Market represents for Ukraine. The Commissioner has been inspired by the success of the Energy Community which extends the EU’s internal energy market rules to countries in South-East Europe and beyond, and hopes to explore a similar common vision of a Digital Community between the EU and Ukraine. Commissioner Oettinger intends to organise a Ministerial-level meeting with the six Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) in early autumn in Brussels in order to continue the discussion on the creation of the Digital Community. Further information will be published on the Commissioner’s website tomorrow.