Transatlantic cooperation will be in focus during Vice-President Andrus Ansip’s visit in the United States over the next three days. The Vice-President for the Digital Single Market is headed for Washington, D.C. to meet representatives of the new U.S. Administration and Members of the U.S. Congress. On Friday, he will also participate in a roundtable of the EuroGrowth Initiative organised by the Atlantic Council – his speech will be available at around 17:50 CET here. He will meet new U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to discuss EU-U.S. cooperation on a number of ICT issues, such as the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and cyber security. The Vice-President will additionally hold a meeting with Senator Brian Schatz, Representative Marsha Blackburn, and Representative Michael McCaul. The topics covered over the course of the visit vary from digital globalisation, data economy and innovation to cybersecurity and internet governance. The Vice-President will also visit the Symantec Security Operations Centre (SOC) for Americas region on Friday morning to get better acquainted with SOC functions on remote protection for critical systems and near-real-time reporting on cyberattacks. The EU’s Digital Single Market will additionally be discussed in Texas this week. The European Union Delegation to the United States will for the first time be present at South by Southwest (SXSW) with its EU@SXSW venue, which showcases the EUs commitment to entrepreneurs, creative industries, and the global innovation economy at SXSW this weekend.