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State Secretary Behin at EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council in Brussels

On Tuesday, 4 December 2018, the State Secretary at the Ministry of Public Administration, Mr Leon Behin, attended the meeting of the EU Transport.

Telecommunications and Energy Council in Brussels, where participants discussed the establishment of the Digital Europe Programme for the period 2021 – 2027, the European Expert Centre for Cyber Security, privacy in the field of telecommunications, reuse of public sector information, .eu domain, cyber security and financial instruments for digitalisation in the context of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021 – 2027.


These are all extremely important topics that will enable efficient functioning of the Digital Single Market in the EU. The ministers and other participants were acquainted with the development of dossiers within the Digital Single market, and Romania presented its presidency programme for the first part of 2019.

One of the most important topics was the debate on the Privacy Regulation proposal aimed at ensuring a high level of privacy protection for the users of electronic services. The Member States wish to strike the best balance between protecting privacy and developing the data economy in the EU.

In this regard, State Secretary Behin stressed that Slovenia is aware of the importance of ensuring the privacy of electronic communications. “We need clear, uniform and sustainable rules that will, on one hand, guarantee the protection of privacy and e-data and on the other hand be sufficiently flexible and forward-looking to enable development of the data economy in the EU. The directive should correspond to the development of a modern digital society and the adopted solutions should respect the protection of personal data by GDPR” mentioned Behin.