Thierry Breton

Space and secure connectivity to be a priority for Brussels in 2022

Ljubljana – The Slovenian presidency of the Council of the EU co-hosted a virtual conference on Wednesday discussing the secure connectivity initiative, the third pillar of the EU space programme. European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton described space and the initiative as one of the European Commission’s priorities in 2022.

US Lifts Travel Ban for Vaccinated Arrivals Starting November

The United States will lift travel restrictions on people from abroad who can prove they are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus starting in early November, the White House said on Monday. The United States currently bars entry for most non-citizens from 33 countries, including European Union members, Britain, India, China, Brazil, South Africa and Iran, dpa recalls.

Democracy Digest: V4 Dragged into Hungary’s EU Gay Rights Spat

For his part, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban argues the law "does not contain any discriminatory elements", because it is only designed to protect the rights of children, guarantee the rights of parents, and does not apply to the sexual orientation rights of those over 18 years of age. He branded the statement by von der Leyen as "shameful because it is based on untrue allegations".

Minister presents digitalisation priorities of EU presidency in Brussels

Brussels – Public Administration Minister Boštjan Koritnik presented in Brussels on Thursday the priorities of the coming Slovenian EU presidency when it comes to digitalisation, artificial intelligence (AI) and cyber security. What he deems key are the AI, digital services and digital markets acts.

EU Commissioner: There Are Conditions for Safe Reopening of Tourism in Summer

The European Union already has the right conditions in place for a "safe reopening" of tourism in the summer, its commissioner for the internal market, Thierry Breton, said on Friday (14 May), while warning that the recovery of the sector "will still take time" after the COVID-19 pandemic.

EU Member States to Validate “Health Passport”, First Prototype Unveiled

 European Internal Market Commissioner and head of the EC's vaccines task force, Thierry Breton, unveiled the first European "health passport" on Sunday, claiming he hopes Europe will have a summer season "comparable to last year". The new health certificate should be available "within two to three months" in both digital and paper formats, Breton told RTL radio and TV channel LCI.