Former Luxembourg prime minister Juncker has been appointed European commission president and now replaces José Manuel Barroso as head of the EU executive after being approved by a vote in parliament in Strasbourg today.
Having made the creation of a digital single market for consumers and businesses one of his key objectives, we fully support Juncker’s stated objective that Europe must drive digital progress and help Europeans get the most out of digital technologies.
His commitment to growth spurred by technology dovetails with our strategy for creating a better connected Europe. We share many of the future president’s priorities, in particular with regard to the need to take full advantage of the EU single market for telecoms and spectrum management, and in competition law.
Huawei is also pleased that Juncker has recognised the transformative role of digital technologies in creating more and better jobs. As a company with a strong European footprint, Huawei is doing its part to help drive this process, heavily investing in our European research and development operations with a high staff localisation rate.
We look forward to working with the new parliament and the future commission to make the ambitious objectives of the digital agenda for Europe a reality, and boost the competitiveness of the European economy.