EU Vice-President Neelie Kroes joins the Skype crew in Tallinn
Neelie Kroes (second from right) at the Skype office in Tallinn
Skype is proud to be one of the few global Internet innovations that comes from Europe. So today it was a pleasure and honour to welcome in Skype’s Tallinn office (our ‘birthplace’, so to speak) Neelie Kroes, the Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the EU’s “Digital Agenda”.
Mrs Kroes visited our research labs and experienced first-hand some of the cool innovations that Skypers have been working on hard in the labs recently including group video calling.
Now Mrs Kroes knows that ‘old Europe’ can still come up with innovations like Skype that revolutionise the world. In a speech earlier this month entitled “Europe 3.0”, she had already challenged students at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, asking: “will you join me in building this new mindset? Will you found the next Skype?” Going forwards, we will work with her to contribute to her initiative for ‘Digital Europe’, so that thanks to forward-looking government policies and protections such as net neutrality, Skype can continue to flourish, build new mindsets and change the world for the better, and so that many more innovators and online entrepreneurs emerge and succeed in Europe.