External speakers

Andrus Ansip

Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, European Commission

Andrus Ansip was appointed Vice-President of the European Commission with responsibility for the Digital Single Market in November 2014. Before moving to Brussels, he was a member of both the Estonian and European Parliaments. This followed almost nine years in Tallinn spent as Estonia's longest-serving Prime Minister, when Ansip worked with both centre-right and centre-left parties to lead three different coalition governments. During his time as Prime Minister, he also acted as chairman of Estonia's liberal Reform Party.

Ansip first entered national politics in September 2004 when he became Minister of the Economy. Up to this point, his career was spent in Estonia's second largest city of Tartu where he was born in 1956.
Ansip was Mayor of Tartu for six years after working in banking and business. A chemistry graduate from the city's university, Andrus Ansip is married with three children.

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Upcoming Event

Apr
23
08:30

Challenges and opportunities for the EU digital single market

At this event, we will look into the progress made towards achieving the main priorities for strengthening the digital single market, the opportunities and the challenges at EU level.

Speakers: Andrus Ansip, Cristina Caffarra, Guillermo Beltrà, Christian Borggreen, Adina Claici, Lie Junius, Thomas Kramler, Patrick Legros, J. Scott Marcus, Georgios Petropoulos, Siada El Ramly, Oliver Roethig, André Sapir, Mark Smitham, Despina Spanou, Reinhilde Veugelers, Guntram B. Wolff and Andrew W. Wyckoff Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Blog Post

E-commerce: an opportunity for growth in Europe, for people and business

Statement from Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for the Digital Single Market, following Bruegel's event on e-Commerce in Europe.

By: Andrus Ansip Date: May 3, 2016