“It’s the closest to our hearts. Really, really close,” said an Estonian Presidency source who recently briefed journalists about Estonia’s plans in the energy sector at the EU’s helm.
Estonia placed digital policy at the heart of its programme as the small Baltic state picked up the six-month EU rotating presidency from Malta on 1 July.
“We have a digital dimension to almost every aspect of our presidency programme,” said Jüri Ratas, the Estonian Prime Minister, who outlined his priorities at the European Parliament in Strasbourg last week._________________________
Free flow of data
And the European Commission’s electricity market design proposal is an area where Estonia believes digitalisation can make a big difference.