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EU to host Digital Summit in Tallinn 

Matteo Natalucci Published 10 August 2017

EU leaders to discuss the digital development of Europe focusing on security and e-Government solutions


The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in cooperation with the European Commission, is organising the Tallinn Digital Summit on 29 September 2017 to discuss the opportunities brought to the entire EU by the digital era and technological innovation. 

EU leaders will look at the digital trends and demands of the next decade (up to 2025) and focus on the areas of security and e-Government. 

The summit will be a platform to launch high-level discussions on further plans for digital innovation with the aim of making Europe a digital leader, globally, in the years to come. It will also provide an opportunity for the Estonian Presidency to showcase Estonian digital success stories and e-solutions such as e-residency, e-school and e-industry. 

EU digitalisation is one of the central themes of Estonia's EU presidency. 

The heads of government of all member states of the EU but Portugal confirmed their attendance at the summit. Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa will not be attending the event as it takes place just days before the country's local elections.

The Tallinn Declaration, which emphasises the need for digital development in Europe, is to be adopted at the Tallinn summit.

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