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Minister Palo signing the 5G roadmap.
04.12.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EU Telecom ministers reached an agreement on the 5G roadmap

European telecommunications ministers agreed on a joint roadmap for the development of 5G networks. The roadmap constitutes a common understanding on the harmonisation of 5G spectrum bands and their allocation to telecommunications operators. 5G networks will allow both people and devices to...
Minister Urve Palo at the Telecoms Council meeting in Brussels, 4th of December 2017.
04.12.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia will chair the last Telecoms Council of the Presidency

Today, 4 December the last meeting of the Telecoms Council under the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, will be held in Brussels. Estonian Minister for Entrepreneurship and IT Urve Palo will chair the sitting of telecommunications ministers to discuss free flow of data and The Body of...
Meeting of EU Telecommunications Directors in Tallinn on 3 November 2017. At the forefront, Tõnu Nirk, Head of the Telecommunications Department of the MEAC (left) and PRE Advisor on Digitisation at the EU Luukas Ilves (right).
06.11.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Next steps to develop the 5G network in Europe were agreed

Today, Telecommunications Directors from 25 Member States gathered in Tallinn to agree on a more detailed timetable and steps for developing the 5G network in the European Union. The 5G network will allow both people and devices to communicate with more data and faster in the near future. "In...
Ambassador Clyde Kull and minister Urve Palo before the TTE council meeting.
25.10.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonian minister at the Telecoms Council: Europe must become the trailblazer for global cybersecurity

Minister of Entrepreneurship and IT Urve Palo chaired today the Council meeting in Luxembourg, marking the first Telecommunication formal ministerial meeting held by the Estonian Presidency. Ministers in charge of telecommunications and digital affairs from all member states held debates on the...
Minister Urve Palo at the E-Government Conference. Photo by: EU2017EE Estonian Presidency
06.10.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Minister Urve Palo's closing speech at E-Government Conference

  Dear conference guests, dear friends of eGovernment! I hope you have had an exciting day. In the morning, we started with the parallel sessions where you had a chance to discuss some of the hottest topics of eGovernment. Later there were thought-provoking presentations on technology...
06.10.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

European digital ministers signed the Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment

This morning, all Member States of the European Union, together with the European Free Trade Association countries Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland signed the Tallinn eGovernment Declaration. In the Tallinn Declaration, the common goals for eGovernment development over the next five...
05.10.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia is leading the Ministerial meeting of European and Eastern Partnership countries on digital economy

Today, in the afternoon of October 5, the digital ministers of the European Union meet with their Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Georgian, Moldovan and Ukrainian counterparts to discuss cooperation opportunities in digital economy. The clear interest of the EU and the Eastern Partnership...
21.09.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The European Union is updating its cybersecurity strategy

The key objective of the new EU cybersecurity strategy is to provide Europe with a long-term vision of cybersecurity and to secure confidence in the digital single market while taking into account the changing international security environment and the development of new technologies and markets...
Minister Simson meeting with the EU's competitivness ministers. Photo: EU2017EE
19.07.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EU ministers discussed the free movement of data in the single European market

Today in Tallinn, European Union's Competitiveness and Information Technology Ministers discussed how to better exploit the potential of the European single market through the free movement of data. "The digital solutions that we use daily in our home countries, for example to communicate with...
Minister Urve Palo signing the 5G declaration in Tallinn Creative Hub, 18 July 2017. Foto: EU2017EE
18.07.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

EU flagship initiative, the 5G declaration signed by EU Ministers in Tallinn

A ministerial declaration on making 5G a success for Europe was signed today during the informal meeting of the Ministers for Competitiveness and Telecommunications on 18 July in Tallinn, Estonia. The declaration of intent seeks to establish a common baseline on future 5G standards and confirm the...

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