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National leaders: ‘Explore every avenue for digital sovereignty’

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Leaders of four EU countries want the bloc to go all-out on its digitisation push

The leaders of Denmark, Estonia, Finland and Germany have called on the EU to speed up its digital transformation, leadership and resilience using every means available, including research and innovation policies.

“We need to take advantage of the entire toolbox and integrate instruments from industrial, trade and competition policy, research and innovation policy, long-term funding instruments, and [state aid instruments],” Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen, Estonian prime minister Kaja Kallas, Finnish prime minister Sanna Marin and German chancellor Angela Merkel said.

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