Hearing of Commissioner-designate Thierry Breton
The Internal Market and the Industry committees questioned Thierry Breton, candidate for the Internal Market portfolio.
The presidents and political groups’ coordinators from both committees will meet at 17.00 to assess the performance of the Commissioner-designate.
Digital, environmental and social challenges
In his introductory speech, Mr Breton spoke of the digital, environmental and social challenges the EU is facing and how he plans to address them during his mandate. The digital transformation and climate change will be high on his agenda, in line with President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s priorities.
Mr Breton said that 5G, blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, cloud and quantum technologies would enable the EU to be a “key industrial player”. He defended “ambitious industrial policies”, which should also be socially responsible, in order “not to leave anyone behind”.
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