Commission President Commits to Invest 20% of NextGenerationEU on Digital

Last month, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, gave her annual State of the Union address. She emphasised the importance of digital in the (post)pandemic times and committed to spend 20% of the Next Generation EU budget on digital matters.

Von der Leyen stressed the need for a common plan for digital Europe with clear goals, such as connectivity, skills and digital public services. She named Artificial Intelligence as one of the major technology priorities, putting particular emphasis on the need for it to be people-centric.

The two key priorities of the European Commission are green and digital transitions.