Today, the European Commission presented a new Standardisation Strategy. The aim is to strengthen European standards and values when international industry and digital standards are set. For this purpose, new procedural structures are to be created and important issues in the field of standardisation are to be identified at an early stage. This applies, for example, to setting standards for forward-looking technologies such as AI.

Parliamentary State Secretary Dr Franziska Brantner said: "We have proven standards for established industries. As regards forward-looking technologies, however, many standards remain to be set. It is good to see that the EU intends to strengthen European standardisation in this field. Other global players, both states and companies, are currently improving their positions in terms of standardisation – so that the Strategy presented by the EU comes at exactly the right time. International competition is based on the principle: those who set the standards can control the markets. A strategic approach to European standardisation strengthens Europe’s sovereignty in the technological field and the EU in global competition. As European standards are taken into account, accepted and observed worldwide, this helps our companies to gain access to global markets and innovation processes. This applies in particular to high-tech industries, but also to the implementation of the energy transition."