Dear group members,

This week President Juncker gave (on Wedensday) the 2016 State of the Union 
address. You can find the whole text here:<>

The Digital Single Market is a key priority for this Commission. Below you can 
find also the press release relative to improved internet connectivity for all 
citizens and businesses in Europe.

On this occasion the Commission proposed an ambitious overhaul of EU telecoms 
rules with new initiatives to meet Europeans' growing connectivity needs and 
boost Europe's competitiveness. These proposals will encourage investment in 
very high-capacity networks and accelerate public access to Wi-Fi for Europeans.

Documents adopted:

Communication and Staff Working Document - Connectivity for a Competitive 
Digital Single Market - towards a  European Gigabit 

Action Plan and Staff Working Document Communication - 5G for 

European Electronic Communication 

Regulation on the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications 

Regulation on the promotion of Internet connectivity in local communities and 
public spaces (WiFi4EU) 
In view of preparing the Madrid meeting, could you please signal which EU 
developments (if any) would be most interesting to discuss.


Achilleas Kemos
Programme Officer - Future Connectivity Systems
European Commission

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