Prime Minister Beata Szydło: Poland wants to be a country providing an opportunity for fast development

During the Tallinn Digital Summit, the discussions focused on cybersecurity, e-government, communication and digital competences.


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Photo: Chancellery of the Prime Minister; eu2017.ee

Development of digital economy

We talk first about development and second about cybersecurity, how to avoid threats related to the digital market development and to translate it into economic growth, said Prime Minister Beata Szydło. The summit, organised by the Estonian presidency, was devoted fully to digital issues. Its objective was to define challenges related to the digital economy development and provide a new impetus for the discussion about the digital sector in the EU.

Poland believes that the EU digital market should be built based on the principle of free movement of data which should become the fifth freedom of the common market. Prime Minister Beata Szydło informed that in Tallinn the heads of state and government had talked about the future of digitisation, the IT market development and issues that will have a great impact on the European economy.

The discussions of the EU leaders had the form of two sessions. During the first one, entitled the ‘Future of the government’, the panellists tried to define the future role of the executive in the regulatory area. The second session, entitled the ‘Future of the economy and the society’, was devoted to infrastructural challenges.

Conversation with the British Prime Minister

In Tallinn, Prime Minister Beata Szydło held a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May. They discussed i.a. the proposals concerning Brexit and the issue of posted workers. It was the continuation of my telephone conversation with the Prime Minister at the beginning of the week, added Prime Minister Beata Szydło. The date of next Polish-British consultations was agreed. They will take place on 21 December in Warsaw.

The Polish Prime Minister also met with the Prime Ministers of the Visegrád Group. They exchange the views on i.a. current affairs, the EU functioning and the issue of posted workers. The summit provided an opportunity for Poland to present its position, i.e. the need to complete the building of the single digital market as soon as possible and to strengthen the digital competitiveness of the entire EU.

On Thursday evening before the summit, the EU leaders met at a dinner during which they discussed the issues related to the future and the current challenges of the Community.

During her visit to Estonia, the Prime Minister also took part in the opening of the Digital Expo exhibition.


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