"You don't have to be a techie

to believe in technology"


I am not really a techie. I still prefer the feel of a newspaper in my hands. And I am convinced that the complexity of European politics cannot always be explained in a 140 character tweet. But you don’t have to be a techie to believe in technology!
Over the next five years, the most important task of European politicians will be to bring Europe back on track to growth and jobs. I am convinced that the transformative role of digital technologies can be used for creating growth and jobs. The Internet and digital communications can transform our economies as profoundly as the steam engine did in the 18th century or electricity did in the 19th century. For me, a fully digital Europe will therefore be one of my priorities as next President of the European Commission.
Europe’s path to growth is paved with tablets and smartphones.

Read my article: “A 'Techie' Vision From a Fountain-Pen Head”