‘Europe’s Digital Decade’: how the EU is pitching tech as the driving force behind its recovery
In a state of the union address on Wednesday (16 September), the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, unveiled plans to position tech at the centre of the continent’s pandemic recovery. Here’s a rundown of what happens next.
Fresh funding: In what represents the biggest tech funding pledge since the start of her presidency, von der Leyen announced that €150bn of the EU’s €750bn recovery fund will be spent on digital projects. The beneficiaries are yet to be determined, but von der Leyen identified three focus areas: industrial data, AI and infrastructure.