Fireside chat – Is Europe able and willing to innovate?
The EU aims to become a lead player in new technologies on the world stage. However, especially in the technology sector new proposals take years to pass through the EU legislative process that they risk becoming outdated by the time they enter into force. Digital skills and access to data are two of the key ingredients for the development of new technologies. Is the EU able to innovate in time to become a major global player? Are Member States willing to take steps to allow the EU to advance a common innovation policy if this means ceding certain decision-making powers? What do the high profile anti-trust cases in the EU tell us about Europe’s ability to compete internationally?
Moderator: Brian Hayes
Member of the European Parliament
Minister of State, Department of Finance, Ireland
Principal Economist, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME's, European Commission
Global Head of Regulatory, Stripe
Managing Director, Global Head of Government & Regulatory Affairs
Director for Southern Europe, PayPal