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Andrus Ansip

European Commission Vice President

The Digital Transformation in Europe | Andrus Ansip

Andrus Ansip has been Vice President of the European Commission since 1st November 2014 and is in charge of the Digital Single Market Project.

The multiannual Digital Single Market Strategy features inter alia an adaptation of copyright laws to the requirements of the digital age, a review of the EU telecommunications framework as well as initiatives on online consumer rights, cloud services, Industrie 4.0 and e-government.

After 6 years as mayor of the city of Tartu, Ansip became Minister of the Economy and chairman of the Estonian Reform Party in 2004. In 2005 he took up the position of Prime Minister, which he held until 2014. In May 2014, Ansip was elected to the European Parliament where he was a Vice President of the ALDE group until his nomination as EU Commissioner. Vice President Ansip graduated in chemistry and worked for several years in the banking sector. He is married and has three daughters.