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Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee [...]: Europe's Digital Competitiveness Report Main achievements of the i2010 strategy 2005-2009, COM(2009) 390 final

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Abstract

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Europe's Digital Competitiveness Report Main achievements of the i2010 strategy 2005-2009, COM(2009) 390 final
Europe remains a global force in advanced information and communication technologies (ICT). The World Wide Web, the mobile GSM standard, the MPEG standard for digital content and ADSL technology were all invented in Europe. Maintaining this leadership position and turning it into a competitive advantage is an important policy goal. This is why in 2005 the Commission presented the i2010 strategy to boost Europe's lead in ICT and to unlock the benefits of the information society for European growth and jobs. This strategy outlined concrete policy measures:
- To boost the single market for businesses and users by eliminating regulatory obstacles and enhancing regulatory consistency in the telecoms sector and for audiovisual media services (in particular TV and video-on-demand);
- To stimulate ICT research and innovation in Europe by pooling public and private research funding and focusing it on areas where Europe is or can become a global leader, such as on LTE (long-term evolution) mobile technology, which will revolutionise wireless broadband, or ESC (electronic stability control), which helps prevent car accidents in case of sudden manoeuvres or on slippery roads;
- To ensure that all citizens benefit from Europe's lead in ICT, in particular through firstclass online public services accessible to all; safer, smarter, cleaner and energy-efficient transport and by putting the cultural heritage of the EU at our fingertips by creating the European digital library.

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Record Number: 10087 / Last updated on: 2009-09-24
Category: COM DOCUMENT