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  • 5-6 October, Stepan Kubiv attends EaP Ministerial meeting on Digital Economy in Tallinn
    posted 05 October 2017 10:58

    October 5-6, 2017 First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine/ Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv will stay in Tallinn (Estonia) with a working visit to participate in the second Eastern Partnership (EaP) Ministerial meeting on Digital Economy together with representatives of the EU institutions.

    The visit’s agenda also includes a bilateral meeting of Stepan Kubiv with Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas.

    Background

    The Digital Community is an EU initiative offering to get benefits from an EU’s Digital Single Market (DSM) to the neigbouring countries. On July 26, 2016, the EU invited Ukraine to join this initiative in order to take advantage of the DSM and realize its potential in the digital economy. According to experts from the EU, the economic impact of the spread of broadband Internet access in Ukraine is estimated at an additional EUR 4-6 billion annually to GDP per every 10% of new consumers. To implement this initiative, regular ministerial meetings of EU Member States with Ukraine and other countries interested in implementing the Digital Community are being held.