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Why a U.S.-Europe Digital Partnership is Key to Competing with China

February 16, 2021 at 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Event Overview

As Europe embarks on its ‘digital decade’ with an expansive regulatory agenda, it nonetheless lags behind in the race for innovation.

China is a rising digital power. As Europe embarks on its ‘digital decade’ with an expansive regulatory agenda, it nonetheless lags behind in the race for innovation. As Europe seeks a greater role in the tech space, achieving digital sovereignty has become a core goal. But as U.S. companies still drive global tech innovation and Chinese companies push for greater market share, Europe must step up its efforts to be an innovator as well as a regulator. The European Commission’s call for a “joint EU-U.S. tech agenda” is a step in the right direction – the U.S. should take up Europe’s call and lead a transatlantic digital partnership to counter China.

Carl Bildt, Eileen Donahoe, Alina Polyakova, and POLITICO Europe's Laura Kayali and David Herszenhorn discuss the potential of a transatlantic digital alliance.

Speakers

Carl Bildt, Former Prime Minister, Sweden

Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator, Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University

Laura Kayali, Policy Reporter, POLITICO Europe

Alina Polyakova, President and CEO, Center for European Policy Analysis

Moderator

David Herszenhorn, Chief Brussels Correspondent, POLITICO Europe

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