Ahead of Vice-President Andrus Ansip's announcement of his strategy for a Digital Single Market on the 6th May, the British Chamber are privileged to hear from Mr Juhan Lepassaar, Head of Cabinet to the Vice-President.
As the second of Commission President Juncker's ten political priorities, the establishment of a connected Digital Single Market is undoubtedly one of the Commission's more ambitious projects, and one that has dominated policy discussion in Brussels throughout the start of the year. With three parallel lines of action; better access to digital good and services, providing a better environment for digital services to flourish, creating a Digital Economy & Society; and the Commission estimating that the Digital Single Market will enable €250 billion of extra growth between now and 2020, it will be an extremely interesting time to hear from Mr Lepassaar, whose portfolio includes strategic planning and policy coordination. Mr Lepassaar will deliver a keynote address to British Chamber members over breakfast, and will field questions from members and attendees.
Head of Cabinet to Vice-President Ansip | European Commission
Juhan Lepassaar, a 37-year-old Estonian, joined the European Commission in 2013 as Member of Cabinet for Vice-President Siim Kallas, Commissioner for Transport. Before joining the Commission, he was Director for EU affairs at the Government Office of Estonia and an EU adviser to the Prime Minister for five years. He started working at the Government Office in 2000 dealing with Estonia’s European Union policy in different roles. Juhan Lepassaar studied interior design, architecture and political science and has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Sussex in Contemporary European Politics.