Minister Koritnik presents the priorities of the Presidency to the Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Mr Boštjan Koritnik, Minister of Public Administration, will present the Slovenian Presidency’s sectoral programme and priorities in the areas of digitalisation, cybersecurity and better regulation at the July meetings of the European Parliament’s committees. Today he appeared before the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) to present priorities in the areas of artificial intelligence and digital services.
In his intervention, Minister Koritnik stressed the importance of accelerating the development of the digital society in the European Union with a view to exploiting the development opportunities of ICTs in order to improve the quality of life of all citizens of the Union. The goal of making Europe greener, digital and more resilient and cyber-secure includes managing the digital transformation in particular in the areas of data, technology and infrastructure. “The aim of digital autonomy is to achieve the leading role of EU in digital technologies and to increase cybersecurity throughout the digital supply chain, from manufacturing, research and development to innovation,” said the Minister.
AI is a ubiquitous technology that will affect a wide range of areas of the economy, the public sector and social activities. However, it is important for all stakeholders to know how AI affects them and what obligations and rights it brings to their lives. Therefore, the Slovenian Presidency welcomes the proposal of the European Commission which establishes uniform rules on the development and use of products and services using AI technology and sets out clearly the obligations of all stakeholders.
The Minister for Public Administration will also present priorities to the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) this Thursday.