2021 saw digital policy take centre stage in Europe with significant progress on the negotiations on the Digital Markets Act, the Digital Services Act, the Digital Governance Act, as well as on the Digital Finance Package, not to forget the introduction of the AI Act. Expect more of the same in 2022.
With the European Commission now in full legacy-setting mode, 2022 will be another packed year for European tech actors across all sectors of the economy, with further major initiatives such as the Data Act, the Cloud Rulebook, the creation of a European Health Data Space, the Chips Act, the Declaration of EU Digital Principles, Instant Payments as well as important work towards the creation of a Digital Euro early next year.
EU Sovereignty, EU values and sustainability will be the main political themes driving these initiatives, with EU policy-makers continuously challenged to find the optimal equilibrium between regulation and innovation.
To keep up to date with everything on the horizon for companies in Europe impacted by these developments, download our latest EU Digital Policy Timeline. The timeline also includes dates of public events organised by the French Presidency of relevance to the EU digital agenda.