STOEU: EU Funds support Digital Single Market & Wifi4EU  #Innovation

On 14 September Commission President Mr Juncker gave a speech on the State of Union 2016. It focused on budget on priorities, ensures more flexibility, simplification of the rules and less red tape. What about cohesion policy?

EC announced strategic investments in broadband, online services, digital technologies and innovation in SMEs. Extra €50m (to total €120m) will be allocated for Wifi4EU  initiative in support of provision of free local wireless connectivity. Over 20 billion from the ESIF will support the Digital Single Market.

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Sources: Commissioner speech on the State of Union & EC Press release