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President Iohannis to participate in Tallinn Digital Summit

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday will participate in an informal meeting of the European Council on digital topics called the Tallinn Digital Summit in Estonia.

The Tallinn Digital Summit will be a platform to launch high-level discussions on further plans for digital innovation with the aim of keeping Europe ahead of the technological curve while becoming a digital leader, globally, in the years to come.

The meeting will focus on two major topics, “Security and Digital Economy,” which deals with the role of the European Union and its member states in consolidating confidence in the security environment of the digital area, and “The Future of Economy and Society,” approaching EU’s future needs in terms of infrastructure, market and workforce.

“During the discussions, President Klaus Iohannis will underscore that ensuring cyber security is crucial both to the prosperity of Europe and to its security. Romania’s President will also mention the need to secure in the European Union a free flow of non-personal data,” the Romanian Presidential Administration says in a press statement.

Iohannis will also address the importance of implementing the Digital Single Market Strategy, the need to ensure proper cybersecurity and, at the same time, the need to prepare the citizens of the Union to acquire the necessary digital skills.

During the Tallinn Summit, European Council President Donald Tusk will chair on Thursday evening an informal meeting with leaders of the European Union, during which members of the European Council will exchange opinions on the union’s future and touch on other important topics on the European agenda, such as migration, security and Brexit.

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