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05 Jul 2017

European Parliament endorses Mariya Gabriel as new Digital Commissioner

On Tuesday, 4 July 2017, the European Parliament approved the appointment of Mariya Gabriel to the post of Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society. The committees on industry and research and on culture and education arranged a hearing attended by the candidate on 20 June 2017.

The Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society will support the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy. She will contribute to delivering a Digital Single Market, helping to lay the groundwork for Europe's digital future with EU-wide telecommunications networks, digital services that cross borders and a wave of innovative European start-ups. She should also ensure that the right conditions are set, including through copyright law, to support cultural and creative industries and maximise their potential for the economy. Gabriel may take up her duties next week.

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