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ICT and Media Industry sign-up to Commission roadmap for growth and jobs

Ten business leaders of Europes major telecom, Internet, TV and music companies met this Saturday in London with the European Commission, the UK Presidency and representatives of the forthcoming Austrian and Finish presidencies to discuss how to give a spur to Europes emerging Digital Economy. Technological and market developments are bringing about third generation mobile phones, digital TV broadcasts, online music, Voice over IP and interactive Internet services. How can EU policy ensure that this dynamic wave of economic development results in growth and jobs for Europeans? In a joint statement, the ten business leaders welcomed the European Commissions response to these challenges given in its new initiative i2010 a European Information Society for growth and jobs. i2010 calls for completion of the internal market for electronic communications and media services, for a more modern and flexible legal framework for audiovisual content, for efficient and interoperable Digital Rights Management and for strengthening investment in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

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29/11/2009
Europa