Viktor Orbán holds talks with European Commission’s Vice-President for a Digital Single Market
09. 11. 2017.
EC Commissioner for a Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip praised Hungary’s programmes aimed at major digital developments at a meeting with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in the Parliament Building on Thursday morning, the Deputy State Secretary heading the Press Office of the Prime Minister, Bertalan Havasi told the government news portal.

The subject of the meeting, which was also attended by Prime Ministerial Commissioner for the Coordination and Realisation of the Digital Prosperity Programme Tamás Deutsch, was the EU’s Digital Single Market initiative, to which Hungary’s digital development programmes, including the Digital Prosperity Programme, are particularly suited.

Photo: Gergely Botár

The Digital Single Market is one of the main priorities of the European Commission. According to previous information from the body, a fully realised Digital Single Market would contribute some 415 billion euros to the economy each year and created hundreds of thousands of jobs. The European Union has already made several important decisions within this field: it has done away with roaming charges throughout the EU, from 2018 EU citizens travelling to other countries will also have access to the digital content they subscribed to at home, and the 700 MHz frequency band will be opened up to the 5 network and new internet services.