Vice-President Ansip in Rome to discuss the Digital Single Market strategy and digital progress in Italy

Travelling to Rome, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip will have bilateral meetings, tomorrow morning, with Carlo Calenda, Minister of Economic Development and Antonello Giacomelli, Italian Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Economy. Among other issues, they will discuss digitising manufacturing, Italy’s broadband strategy, the ongoing EU proposals on the 700 MHz band and on portability, the recent e-commerce package or the up-coming review of the EU telecoms rules expected in the autumn. Later tomorrow, the Vice-President will attend a joint parliamentary hearing with the Transport, Post and Telecommunications, Economic Activities, Trade and Tourism and European Affairs Committees of the Chamber of Deputies and the Italian Senate, where he will underline the key role of national parliaments in the Digital Single Market strategy (DSM). Vice-President Ansip will finally deliver a keynote speech in a conference entitled “Digital Single Market: Challenges and Opportunities” organised by AREL (Centre for Studies, Research & Legislation), upon the invitation of former Prime Minister of Italy Enrico Letta.