Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Oettinger at the European Digital Assembly in Bratislava, Slovakia

Today and tomorrow, more than 750 European researchers, investors and policy makers gather in Bratislava, Slovakia, for the Digital Assembly 2016 (#DA16eulivestream) to discuss the creation of a Digital Single Market in the EU. The Assembly will feature key initiatives presented by the European Commission over the past weeks and months to digitise European industry, boost e-commerce, modernise EU copyright rules and encourage investments in internet connectivity.  The event, organised by the Commission in cooperation with the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU, will be opened by Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Robert Fico. Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single MarketAndrus Ansip and Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society Günther H. Oettinger will both participate in the event tomorrow. Vice-President Ansip will give a keynote speech at 09.55 (to be published here) insisting on the importance of data moving across national borders in the EU. He will also participate in a press conference at 11.00 with Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Peter Pellegrini. Commissioner Oettinger will deliver a keynote speech expected at 14.10.