Plenary focus - January

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  • Cornelia Ernst
    Cornelia Ernst

    Digital Single Market

    When people talk about the Digital Single Market, they are generally talking about the importance of citizens’ trust in the digital environment. Most of the time, what we hear are empty words. But citizens’ trust cannot be taken for granted and it is crucial to understand that this trust is based on the security and safety of digital services and e-commerce. Data protection, consumer rights and IT security are at the basis of trust and should not be undermined.

  • Martina Michels
    Martina Michels

    Intercultural dialogue

    Intercultural dialogue is not only a tool for conflict resolution. It is a social process in its own right. GUE/NGL reiterates the importance of social justice and equality in a common EU approach. Our demands include: to foster cultural diversity in youth programmes but also in the culture and media sectors; to promote access to multicultural and multilingual skills for teachers; to encourage EU institutions to broaden their analysis to all forms of radicalisation and to counteract all forms of extremism and discrimination.