Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age, speaks during a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, February 28, 2020. Photo: ReutersMargrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age, speaks during a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, February 28, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age, speaks during a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, February 28, 2020. Photo: Reuters

EU plans tech reboot to help it bounce back from coronavirus crisis, compete better with US and China

  • The European Commission announced a US$825 billion recovery plan on Wednesday, and said it plans to achieve technology sovereignty in crucial areas
  • The coronavirus pandemic has underlined how the 27-country bloc depends on others for key technologies and supplies of crucial materials
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Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age, speaks during a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, February 28, 2020. Photo: ReutersMargrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age, speaks during a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, February 28, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age, speaks during a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, February 28, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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