Policy Paper 21 | Digital Sovereignty, Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship

Digital technologies have become crucial for people, businesses, and public bodies. Their importance and impact are unquestionable and securing data ownership, supply chains for essential materials, strong digital infrastructure and strong cyber security strategies has become a top priority globally.

The EU has a competitive disadvantage when comparing with its peers. To preserve its liberal democratic values, it needs to increase its efforts to guarantee that it is the least dependent possible on third countries which frequently have different interests than the ones of the European block.

This paper begins by exposing the main fragilities of the EU in the digital field, the steps taken to improve the current situation, and finally focuses on the TTCs importance to improve the EUs digital autonomy and sovereignty.