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Oettinger replaces Kroes to head EU digital agenda

Monday 3 November 2014 | 13:25 CET | News
Guenther Oettinger has taken over as EU commissioner for the Digital Economy & Society from 01 November. He replaces Neelie Kroes, who served as commissioner for the Digital Agenda for five years. Oettinger, who was previously energy commissioner, will continue Kroes' work on the reform of EU telecom regulation, as well as handle issues such as the pending data protection directive, expanding broadband access and EU copyright rules. He will coordinate his work with Andrus Ansip, EC Vice-President for the Digital Single Market. Ansip as been tasked with making better use of the opportunities

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