Minister Pavlova: With today’s technologies, physical borders don’t exist


Photo: Velislav Nikolov (EU2018BG)

“With today’s technologies, physical borders don’t exist. The opportunities for development and innovations in all sectors of the economy, as well as in our personal life have no boundaries. That is why Digital Europe is one of the key priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency,”

said Minister Lilyana Pavlova today in a video message to the 350 delegates present at the International conference IT Hub Connect 2018 held in Sofia Tech Park today and tomorrow under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency.

The organizers of the event are the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and the Indian-Bulgarian Business Chamber. With their speeches, the Presidents of both organizations – Krassimira Chemishanska and Borislav Boyanov, the Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov and Minister Lilyana Pavlova gave the official start to the Conference.

In her message to the delegates, Minister Pavlova further mentioned that as the President of the Council of the EU, Bulgaria is working on three main priorities: completing the Digital Single Market to create the best conditions for business growth and for consumers; cybersecurity, which is the new challenge of the 21st century; protection of personal data, where our aim is to encourage and to safeguard the trust of society in online services and technologies.

“Digitalization and the development of the IT industry is also a national and a regional priority for us. Bulgaria has taken a leading role and is working intensively for the Balkans to become an IT hub in Europe,”

said the Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency in her message to the international conference.

On the first day of IT Hub Connect 2018, opportunities for investments and innovations in Bulgaria and the EU will be discussed with an emphasis on the possibilities for intensifying the cooperation in the IT sector between Bulgaria and India and on the recognition of our country as the gateway for India to the European Digital Single Market. The second day of the conference will be focused on the future regulations in the EU and on the topic of cybersecurity.

The entire video message from Minister Pavlova to the delegates at the conference is available here.

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