'If we need to meet more often, yes, why not,' said Estonian minister Urve Palo, who chaired the Telecoms Council in the second half of 2017 (Photo: Council of the European Union)

Idea for more EU digital talks remains 'suggestion' for now

A proposal to have EU ministerial meetings on telecommunications affairs more than twice a year, to show citizens the importance of the digital single market strategy, so far remains little more than a non-committal suggestion.

Neither Bulgaria and Austria, who will chair the meetings next year, plan to have additional meetings, in contrast with the outgoing Estonian presidency.

In October, the Estonian presidency of the council of the EU held an extra such meeting, called the Tel...

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