Working session “Role of EU Single Market in the digital economy”, Riga

Distinguished Ministers, dear friends, Digitalization means industrial revolution. It changes the world faster than any other phenomenon since the beginning of the industrialization. It modifies business models, value chains and networks. Everything that can be digitalized will be digitalized. Digitalization means great opportunities for businesses and public sector. However, as the digital environment per se […]

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JASPERS’ stakeholders’ meeting – JASPERS’ Tenth Anniversary, Brussels

“The future of JASPERS” Director General, JASPERS stakeholders, Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, The various presentations of today have underlined the fact that JASPERS has had a huge impact on delivering better EU projects. JASPERS has spearheaded close to 1 000 completed projects as of today and widened the scope of advisory support over its […]

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Civil Society Seminar with the EIB’s Board of Directors, Luxembourg

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It’s a pleasure to be here and a privilege to be invited to address this gathering. My topic today is one that everyone in this audience will, no doubt, have great experience of, namely how a business enterprise can be a good corporate citizen. Looking at the European Investment Bank, […]

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The European Union: Imprint of the Latvian Presidency, Riga

Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be back in Riga today to share with you my views about the role of the European Investment Bank in rebooting the EU’s economy. As you know, Latvia played a major role during its EU Presidency last year in the establishment of the European Fund for […]

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Astana Economic Forum, Kazakhstan

Flagship debates: The new business climate for the private sector: what are the rules of the game? Ladies and gentlemen, Constant change and uncertainty are ever-present in today’s globalised world. The predictability of global developments from both an economic and political perspective has substantially diminished over the last few years. It is clear that this […]

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Informal meeting of EU Ministers responsible for Urban Matters, Amsterdam

Panel: How do we move forward on the EU Urban Agenda? Dear Ministers, Commissioners, Ladies and gentlemen, The Urban Agenda is gaining more and more importance for all of us due to several reasons, including the megatrend of urbanisation, the current refugee crisis and the high priority of climate issues. The European Investment Bank, the […]

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JASPERS 2016 STAKEHOLDERS MEETING, Rome

State Secretary, Director General, JASPERS Stakeholders, Dear colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, [Welcome] I am pleased to welcome you to the annual JASPERS stakeholders meeting. Let it be a good opportunity for exchanging experiences, networking and feedback to improve JASPERS as an effective instrument of the EU’s cohesion policy. [What JASPERS stands for] From the construction […]

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