First Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy

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The First Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy, organized by the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission will take place on 11 June 2015 at Hotel Melia in Luxembourg.

The meeting will start at 16.00 and the press conference is expected around 18:30.

The meeting will bring together Ministers of Digital Economy from the 28 EU Member States, Ministers of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and the European Commission.

The aim of the Ministerial meeting is to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the digital economy of the Eastern Partnership (EaP). At the end of the Ministerial meeting, a declaration will be adopted, providing the necessary political momentum for cooperation on issues related to the digital economy.

The press conference following the adoption of the declaration will take place at 18.30 at the main meeting room of the Hotel Melia with Mr. Anrijs Matīss, the Latvian Minister of Transport and Mr. Andrus Ansip, the Vice President of the European Commission.

The digital economy has been recognized as an area with great potential for both the EU and six partners at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, 21-21 May 2015. The declaration reflects the two main priorities of the Latvian Presidency – the Digital Europe and the Engaged Europe.

The draft declaration outlines four areas related to digital economy that contribute to growth and jobs in the Eastern Partnership – electronic services, key enablers, rules and principles for telecoms and internet governance and implementation mechanisms.

Address of the venue:
Hotel Melia, 1 Park Drai Eechelen, Luxembourg

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