Digital Economy

Digitisation is one of the strongest drivers for increasing growth, strengthening competitiveness and boosting employment through the renaissance of European industry. It offers opportunities for existing and new businesses in all sectors. In order to regain its industrial strength, the European Union needs to be at the forefront of the new digital society and be an attractive place to create, grow and develop businesses as well as solutions for consumers and enterprises.

However, because of policy fragmentation among Member States, the complexity of regulatory processes and inefficient enforcement of current European privacy rules, companies in Europe face a structural disadvantage compared to their global competitors. So, while shaping the Digital Single Market, we also need to consider the global economic context. A sense of urgency is required as well as the need to accept the necessary ruptures in certain sectors and national economies.

Documents

Press Release

Carl-Henric Svanberg appointed Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists

BRUSSELS, 28 May 2018 – Carl-Henric Svanberg, current Chairman of BP and AB Volvo, has been appointed Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). Carl-Henric, a Member of the ERT since 2010, is one of Europe’s most experienced and respected industrial leaders. He takes over the...
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Press Release

Industry Changemakers: New online platform on European industry’s value to society

Discover our stories on how European industry contributes to people, the planet and innovation

-- industry-changemakers.ert.eu -- For many decades Europe has been a global force for economic prosperity, social progress and environmental protection. Built on a unique foundation of norms and values such as respect for individual freedoms, security, social cohesion and cultural diversity, it...
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